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The amazing 10,000 gates in Kyoto

The magical corridors of the Fushimi Inari shrine

The amazing 10,000 gates in Kyoto

Visitors flock from all over the world to see the 10,000 torii gates that this temple has to offer

Fushimi Inari is an image most people are familiar with when they think of Japan, the red "torii" gates have been a symbol of the country for centuries. Set on the mountain Inari, this temple is like no other you will visit on your trip to Kyoto. The temple... more »

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Bali Valentine Day Concert at Taman Bhagawan

Bali Valentine Day Concert at Taman Bhagawan

Taman Bhagawan is one of the best outdoor event venues in Bali, and is proud to be the host for the spectacular multi-cultural gathering of world jazz musicians on Valentine's Day, Saturday, 14th February 2015. The line-up will include ...more »

Your Bali Holiday

Your Bali Holiday

You are taken back by the vast amount activities on offer in Bali, and don’t quite know where to start. Then you see the traffic and millions of motor bikes and decide you are definitely NOT driving around Bali. So what’s next? How do ...more »

Wellington's Cuba Street

Wellington's Cuba Street

You may often hear somewhere described as an 'anything goes' kind of place which usually means that, in fact, only the more outlandish 'goes'. However, Cuba Street Wellington proves that the phrase can be used in its true sense. The ...more »

The bird-like sounds of the Nijo Castle

The bird-like sounds of the Nijo Castle

The Nijo Castle, a UNESCO world heritage site built in 1603, is one of the true treasures of Kyoto. Nijo is a flatland castle that was built for the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyeasu, and was completed as a residence is 1626.   Entering ...more »

A guide to the Christchurch Tram

A guide to the Christchurch Tram

Since the destructive earthquakes of 2011 the iconic red and yellow trams of Christchurch have been noticeably absent from the city centre. However, November 2014 saw the full return of this metropolitan staple, and today travellers can ...more »

Bali Live International Jazz Festival 2015

Bali Live International Jazz Festival 2015

Jazz has hit Bali in a big way. Program for 2015 appears below. In early 2014 Bali Musik Promosi presented the first ever Bali Live International Jazz Festival in cooperation with Java Festival Production. It was a simple concept: to ...more »

Boudoir Chinois at Métis Bali

Boudoir Chinois at Métis Bali

MÉTIS LOUNGE in Bali is delighted to present: BOUDOIR CHINOIS, an intimate soirée of fashion, music and festive fun, inspired by the style of “Parisian cabaret meets old 1920’s/30’s Shanghai opium den mystique”, as a ...more »

Nyepi Day 2015 in Bali

Nyepi Day 2015 in Bali

If you planned on landing in Bali between Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March this year, you will need to change the date. Bali Ngurah Rai Airport will be closed from 6 a.m. on the 21st until 6 a.m. on 22nd. All of Bali effectively shuts ...more »

Cirque du Soleil's new home in the jungle

Cirque du Soleil's new home in the jungle

Cirque Du Soleil has a way of taking fantasy and acrobatics to the next level, presenting us a new reality and daring our imagination. The world’s largest circus company reinvents itself in a new home located at the Mayan Riviera in ...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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