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The Sasak pottery of Lombok has garnered a global reputation in recent years for its distinct style

As the new Lombok takes shape welcoming ever increasing numbers of international tourists, tradition and heritage remains as important as ever, keeping alive many unique practises. A prime example of this can be seen in its legacy as a major producer of... more »

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Head to Kayseri

Many foreign tourists to Turkey will first explore the complicated and colourful city of Istanbul, before heading northeast to see the rock churches and cave hotels of Cappadocia. If time is limited, this is a viable plan highlighting two ...more »

'Kalo Pascha' - Happy Easter in Cyprus!

What better time to be in Cyprus than at Easter? The spring sunshine transforms the countryside almost overnight as fields, hedgerows and meadows burst into flower with poppies, golden daisies and carpets of anemones that herald the ...more »

Podgorze Walk On By

Podgorze once used to be a separate town. Elements of its previous administration centre are still visible: a market square (Rynek Podgorski) with a Municipality building on its corner and a neo-gothic St. Joseph’s Church – the main ...more »

Who ruled Denia castle?

From 711 to 1242 the port of Denia was a bustling Arab town and today the castle is the only visible reminder of the Muslim Arab presence which dominated Spain for 500 years after the initial invasion by Arabs and Berbers from North ...more »

Cats of Malta

In Malta you will be struck by the lack of starving cats on the streets that you unfortunately see in many other countries. Most of the stray cats here in Malta are looked after not by one owner but by the whole community. These colonies ...more »

Holy Week in Malta

The Holy Week leading up to Easter Sunday will shortly be upon us. In every village in Malta you will find many processions, re-enactments, static displays and an assortment of local traditional food. The Holy Week is not a time of ...more »

The Florida Film Festival

Every year, the Enzian Theatre hosts a nationally accalimed film festival, known as the Florida Film Festival.  2014 is no different, as Enzian is set to kick off the festival this week! Over the course of 10 days guests can choose from ...more »

Mamajuana: A Taste of Dominican Culture

Imagine that you are sitting around a crowded table, enjoying a typical Dominican meal of chicken, rice, red beans with cilantro, and fried plantains. As your friends and family laugh at familiar stories and tell new jokes, one by one each ...more »

Experiencing New Zealand Maori Culture

Situated in the heart of the North Island, Rotorua is recognized as the cultural centre of Maoridom. For well over 100 years an infusion of culture has permeated the region, delighting and educating visitors with an experience that is as ...more »

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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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