Alicante, Spain Goes Wild for St. John’s Eve

June 24, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Pexels It's an undeniable trait of the Spanish national character that most everyone loves a festival. You can safely say that approximately every other week (if not every week) there is a festival, feria, or fiesta somewhere in Spain – including ...Leer más

Newtown Is Johannesburg’s Coolest Place to Be

June 21, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Francisco Anzola If you're a real traveller, rather than just a tourist, you're a nonconformist with a questing spirit. And in Johannesburg, South Africa, that means Newtown, the vibrant cultural and entertainment district in the western reaches of ...Leer más

South of Cape Town, False Bay Is the Real Deal

April 27, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Neil Bradfield If you’re in the market for a bit of a “different” excursion out of Cape Town apart from the ever popular Cape Winelands, Robben Island, and the Cape of Good Hope, for scenery, beaches, a spot of history, and enjoying the gre...Leer más

Tantalising Tangier, Morocco

April 7, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | Evannovostro  Strategically ensconced on the south side of the Strait of Gilbraltar, Morocco's seventh largest city (pop.) is a relatively little known destination among international visitors - except perhaps those who hop the ferry ove...Leer más

Celebrating Colombia’s Vallenato Music

March 31, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Along with cumbia, the folk music form known as vallenato is a calling card of Colombian culture, and its Vallenata Legend Festival is a particularly momentous one, marking its 50th edition this year April 26-30 in the city of Valledupar, in ...Leer más

Chinese Opera: Compelling, Fascinating, But an Acquired Taste

March 30, 2017 - Sin comentarios

photo | Hung Chung Chih When I first witnessed a performance of Peking opera (the best-known form of Chinese opera, with Peking by the way being the traditional English spelling of Beijing) years ago in Beijing’s ornate, early-19th-century Hugua...Leer más

Pantsula, the Cool Dance of South Africa’s Urban Youth

March 7, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Literally, pantsula translates from Zulu as "to walk like a duck". It's an energetic, syncopated urban dance that originated in Johannesburg townships during a traumatic period of apartheid in the 1950s, and is today seeing a resurgence among the...Leer más

South Africa’s Intoxicating Wine Country

March 1, 2017 - Sin comentarios

The diverse country at the bottom of the African continent has been making quite a quality name for itself in winedom in recent years - these days South Africa is the world's ninth-largest wine producer - although winemaking here dates back to th...Leer más

Johannesburg’s Creative Cool

January 31, 2017 - Sin comentarios

The "Mother City" of South Africa can, admittedly sometimes seem intimidating in some ways. But even as Johannesburg's streets and neighbourhoods recall a troubled, sometimes tragic past, they also stand for hope, opportunities, anticipation and a me...Leer más

It’s the 12th Day of Christmas! So What Was All That About?

January 6, 2017 - Sin comentarios

image | Xavier Romero-Frias From a religious standpoint, the Christmas season actually ends today on the Feast of Epiphany (also known in Hispanic countries as Three Kings Day). During this past holiday season you no doubt heard more than your sha...Leer más

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