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Say Hi to Mermaid Beach

The new happening place on the Gold Coast

Say Hi to Mermaid Beach

when the waves are good the locals will spend all day in the water

  Mermaid, it’s a happening place. The surfy, sleepy suburb is slowly picking up its pace with more and more cafes and restaurants popping up. Set between Broadbeach and Nobbys, the stretch of beach is a central pin point on the Gold Coast map. Known for... more »

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Deepavali: The Festival of Lights

Deepavali: The Festival of Lights

When Indians celebrate, the streets of Little India burst with bright colours, busy stalls, tasty foods and wonderful traditions. Deepavali, also known as the festival of lights, certainly lives up to its name, filling Singapore’s Little ...more »

Mexico City: Sweeter than imagined

Mexico City: Sweeter than imagined

It is well-known that Mexican food is among the most diverse and tastiest gastronomies in the world; to such a point where UNESCO placed it on its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. But if you think that this tradition consist only of ...more »

Sire Beach

Sire Beach

Imagine an azure blue sea, a broad ribbon of white hourglass sand, and a grove of coconut trees swaying in the gentle breeze. The spellbinding backdrop to the scene is a jungle-clad landscape and the soaring peak of Mt Rinjani, ...more »

Things to Do on a Budget

Things to Do on a Budget

Many people perceive Phuket with its luxurious and exclusive beachside resorts as well as extravagant activities to do as a stomping ground for the rich and sometimes famous.  For those of us who are not amongst the jet setting and ...more »

20 Things to Learn

20 Things to Learn

“Ganpati Bapp Morya, Pudhchya Varshi Laukar ya”. Bappa is on his way back, but here are a few wishes we hope grants us before he comes back to brighten our lives again next year…   Treat women with respect We have finally ...more »

5 Upcoming Major Hollywood Movies Shot in Iceland

5 Upcoming Major Hollywood Movies Shot in Iceland

We've covered before how popular Iceland has become recently as a filming location, serving as a backdrop to movies like Thor II, Star Trek Into Darkness and Noah, to name a few. We also alluded to the trend where Iceland is usually used ...more »

Aigul Ulkenbayeva

Aigul Ulkenbayeva

If you ask locals how they want the rest of the world to see Kazakhstan, many would be likely to draw reference to the reverence we have for our history and culture. Visiting VIPs are often treated to shows with a heavy focus on these ...more »

Janadriyah Heritage Festival

Janadriyah Heritage Festival

Janadriyah Heritage Festival is a spectacular event that offers an opportunity for everyone to get familiar with the precious heritage and culture of Saudi Arabia. The annual festival is held during the winter season in Janadriyah village ...more »

Ramadan in Saudi Arabia

Ramadan in Saudi Arabia

Ramadan is celebrated throughout the Islam world as one of the most sacred events for its followers, but to tell the tale of Ramadan we must first go back, back in time. Saudi Arabia has a high context culture that boasts with traditions, ...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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