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Sire Beach

A piece of paradise

Sire Beach

Imagine getting married here!

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, Indonesia’s second highest... more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Mexican Day of the Dead

Mexican Day of the Dead

In Mexico, a mystical and ancient tradition is nowadays on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage and has been inspiration of many artists, anthropologists, historians and anyone from around the world who has witnessed it: the Day ...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 »

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 »

Latin Dancing in Seoul

Latin Dancing in Seoul

This is the oldest Salsa Bar in Korea, located in the Hongdae neighborhood in the North West side of Seoul.  It is open everyday except for Sundays, and its most popular nights are Fridays and Saturdays where Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and ...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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