Oh, Noh! The Drama at the Heart of Japan’s Classical Culture

November 16, 2017 - Sin comentarios

posztos For those with an interest in traditional local culture, a visit to Japan should definitely include a performance of Noh – the highly stylised, heavily codified dramas performed in mediaeval Japanese that’s among the world’s oldest ext...Leer más

Why Do We Travel?

November 14, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Back in the day, holidays and leisure travel were mostly limited to the very wealthy and privileged. Now of course that tourism has been democratised for generations, millions from around the globe travel around the globe every year to enjoy the...Leer más

The Nightlife of Buenos Aires, Both Traditional & Cutting-Edge

November 1, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Sviluppo There's certainly no shortage of world cities that know how to let their hair down after the sun goes down and enjoy the night away. Not always hard partying, of course - it can be animated chats in lively, sometimes historic cafés; hangin...Leer más

In the Footsteps of Chile’s Great Poet Pablo Neruda

October 26, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Bilbioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile If Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto (above with 1960s president Salvador Allende) were alive today - well, he'd be 113, but anyway he'd also be plenty bemused by the fact that so many visitors journ...Leer más

Japan’s Spectacular Takayama Matsuri Festival

October 9, 2017 - Sin comentarios

We arrived before 10 am, and our VIP group was hastily ushered to seats arranged right in front of one of the main yatai – a festival float on wheels, presented before Sakurayama Hachiman shrine, the main protector of the city since its enl...Leer más

Another, Classic Side of China in Guilin

September 26, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Timeless889 This vast country is of course packed with fascinating, often beautiful sights and experiences. But few are more lovely than this pocket of southernmost China, two hours 45 minutes by air or 90-minute bullet-train ride from Shanghai. Thi...Leer más

The Spectacular New Botín Art Centre of Santander, Spain

September 7, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Enrico Cano   Much awaited these past five years, the city that’s an undersung gem of green north Spain welcomed the opening this summer (attended by Spain's king and queen) of a wonderful new art centre, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning...Leer más

A Cool Weekend in Shanghai

August 9, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Marita Acosta It's so great having a local friend who can get you right to the coolest stuff in town - especially when that town is a sprawling, enormous city like Shanghai. And these days, creative Shanghai has a lot of cool to go around. On a rece...Leer más

Distinguished Museums Also Celebrate LGBTQ Pride

June 28, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Chainless Photography This week Madrid is awash in rainbow colours and welcoming gay folks from all over the planet as it pulls out the stops for World Pride with parties (of course), concerts, and other cultural happenings of all types. Museums g...Leer más

Barcelona’s Iconic Montjuïc Hill Celebrated in Poster Exhibition

May 29, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Ajuntament de Barcelona The "mountain" known as Montjuïc (at a maximum 185 metres/606 feet high, really more like a broad, shallow, and admittedly very big hill) in Barcelona's southwest looms large over the city not just physically but ...Leer más

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