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An Interview with local expat, Tiffany Trood

Having Clothes Custom-Made in Vietnam

An Interview with local expat, Tiffany Trood

Unique... Passion... Fashion...

Tiffany Trood, an expat from Canada, has been living in Ho Chi Minh City for several years, working as a teacher at an international elementary school. She was the perfect person to interview about getting custom clothes tailored in Vietnam, because she has... more »

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Mayan Culture

Mayan Culture

The Mayan civilization in the Yucatán Peninsula developed tons of knowledge in architecture. They used this knowledge to build complex pyramid buildings and palaces that still stand today. Using stone tools they shaped stone blocks to fit ...more »

Spy thriller movie being shot in Torrevieja

Spy thriller movie being shot in Torrevieja

Former EastEnders star Tom Watt is starring in a new British movie being filmed in Spain. The Cucaracha Club is a spy thriller being filmed on location in and around Torrevieja in the Alicante region. The feature film is about George, a ...more »

Gevgelija

Gevgelija

Gevgelija is not the largest city in Macedonia nor it’s the oldest but it is definitely one of the favourites for both travellers and Macedonians alike. We’re here to show you why. If you ask any local to describe Gevgelija using ...more »

Melbourne Cup 2014

Melbourne Cup 2014

Australian's love their horse racing, no more so than in Victoria and this year the Spring Racing Carnival runs from 22nd September through to 25th November.  The racing world, literally, focuses on this 86 day carnival, with 50 days of ...more »

Winterly Sicily

Winterly Sicily

In November, when winter is knocking on the door, many of us are dreaming of a sunny place. Some of you certainly want to go skiing, but maybe the rest of the family got other ideas, like beach holidays, a city trip or sightseeing. Come ...more »

KARYANA'S ARTISTIC JOURNEY

KARYANA'S ARTISTIC JOURNEY

Karyana is a self-taught, Balinese artist from Lombok, who has been drawing and painting most of his life. When he was a young boy he would draw stories in the sand for his friends. Each one was a portrait, inspired by comic book ...more »

Top Ten Sights to See in Ho Chi Minh City

Top Ten Sights to See in Ho Chi Minh City

These iconic city sights are not to miss, including: The Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and the old Central Post Office. The latter two are right next to each other, so they won’t take much time to see, and then the palace is ...more »

Bali Retreats - Floating Leaf

Bali Retreats - Floating Leaf

Floating Leaf Eco Retreat’s Wellness and Yoga Retreats at Sukawati, north of Sanur on the Bali South-East Coast, are unlike others in that they combine authentic Balinese culture, traditional healing, expert spa treatments, ...more »

Vietnam's Most Unique Destination

Vietnam's Most Unique Destination

Vietnam’s port city of Hoi An once ranked amongst Southeast Asia’s most important trade harbors. Ships from all over the globe sailed in off the East Sea and down the Thu Bon River to unload, reload and overnight in Hoi An’s ...more »

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Arts and Culture Articles

Travel wouldn't be travel without taking in exactly what makes a destination come alive. Culture is such an integral part of a county's fabric that experiencing its many colours is both utterly unavoidable and deliciously intoxicating. From visiting an art gallery, watching a music concert or learning about local arts and crafts to checking out some home-grown theatre or taking in a museum, these articles give you an insight into the many ways you can soak up the local culture and traditions of your next holiday destination.

Maybe you want to know more about local customs, how to dress or say hello? Perhaps you'd like to coincide your visit with a local festival or celebration? Or, you just want to know which museums really are worth your precious holiday time? Practical tips as well as inspiration should help settle the appetite of our hungry culture vultures. The rest is then up to you...

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"The greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time" - Bill Bryson