New Year’s in 5 of Africa’s Iberia Destinations

December 29, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Ravi Santana   As we bid farewell to another year past, we like to point out cool places to celebrate New Year's Eve to come. In past years we've covered Cuzco/Machu Picchu and Japan, with even a shoutout to Shanghai. This year we'd like t...Leer más

Put Up Your Dukes! It’s Boxing Day in London

December 26, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Glenn Brunette So you’re in the capital of merry olde England for the winter holidays, enjoying the festive lights and good cheer, and suddenly you realize that your British friends are off on the day after Christmas for something called Boxin...Leer más

Palma de Mallorca for the Holidays

December 21, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Juan Iglesias   In the summer 1968, the bouncy pop tunes of Helena Bianco were all over Spain's airwaves, and one of her top hits, "El Puente", was the song of the summer, whimsically imagining a puente (bridge) to the island of Majorca and...Leer más

5 Classic Places to Experience Thanksgiving in the USA

November 23, 2017 - Sin comentarios

Brent Hofacker Today is one of the United States' few annual holidays which most of its inhabitants regardless of origin, age, or creed cherish and when families reunite unlike any other time of year except Christmas. Always observed the fourth Thur...Leer más

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

Córdoba, Spain’s Nifty New Flower Fest

October 20, 2017 - Sin comentarios

FLORA International Flower Festival The ancient, atmospheric, labyrinthine old quarter of this Andalusian city on the Guadalquivir River is known for its history, its winding cobblestone lanes, its grand mosque/cathedral, and its lovely patios. And ...Leer más

Tai Chi & Qigong: Traditional Chinese Disciplines With Worldwide Appeal

October 18, 2017 - Sin comentarios

ChicchoDodiFC Almost no matter which Chinese city you visit - Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, or Guilin (below) - you'll spot people individually or in groups, in parks, on esplanades, and other public places, performing the slow, fluid, el...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

A Half Century of Sitges’ Fantasy Film Fest

October 5, 2017 - Sin comentarios

  Catalonia's iconic holiday city by the sea, just 45 minutes south of Barcelona, is known for its sun, sand, and quaint whitewashed architecture. But Sitges has also developed quite a festival scene, and the doyen of said scene reache...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

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