An Artistic Escapade

Above: Photo courtesy of Rod Waddington.   Las Pozas Extraordinary. Surreal. Otherworldly.   Hidden within the lush natural greenery of the relatively unfamiliar (at least, living in this part of the world) Mexican town of Xilitla, lies the keenly stunning landscape of Las Pozas.   Above: Photo courtesy of Rod…

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A Fine Line between Appreciation & Appropriation

Tread carefully, for society has reached fresh – and fragile – new heights of sensitivity. Before you all begin grabbing pitchforks, hear me out.   Surely, sensitivity beats out its antonymous counterpart by a long shot – except we’re now the scorned thin-skinned snowflake generation. But can we really be…

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Inside The Blue Walls of Chefchaouen

It’s blue.   Everywhere you look, it’s blue.   The walls, the floors, the doors.   It’s jaw-dropping. Delightfully surreal.   A visual enchantment.   It’s as if the sky and the seas converged and descended upon this astounding Moroccan town.     Aquamarine. Midnight. Pacific.   In a world…

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Up Close & Personal with Galapagos’ Strangest Beasts

Charles Darwin, acclaimed father of evolution, was fascinated by the Galapagos Islands – and for good reason too. Owing to the islands’ geographical isolation and its resultantly stable ecosystem, its animals have evolved very differently from those elsewhere into species uniquely endemic to Galapagos.   The supreme lack of natural…

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Best Cycling Routes in Asia

If you are tired of a typical holiday journey by the conventional modes of transport, this one’s for you.   Travelling around a country by bike is conceivably a less common, but nonetheless worthwhile experience you should definitely consider. There’s something keenly different about hopping from destination to destination on…

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What You Need to Know About Chendol

Photo by Banej   Tantalising and rejuvenating   After CNN listed the Singaporean version of the sweet, refreshing treat in their list of best 50 desserts worldwide, the much-loved iced refreshing became the subject of a viral social media debate. Some felt that Malaysia should have been credited instead, given…

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Experience Cambodia With These Whimsical Photos

A little bit about Cambodia: Cambodia is found in Southern Asia, located next to Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. The region consists of forests, jungles, mountains and low-lying plains. It see’s roughly 2 million tourists a year, thus making tourism the nations second greatest form of income just under textiles.  

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The Day of The Dead

Dia De Los Muertos   No it is not Halloween.   Tons of people decked out in scary looking costumes. Parading the streets with skeletal face painting.   But, no, it is not Halloween.   Held yearly on the 2nd of November, the Day of the Dead is a festival…

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Real-Life Quidditch, Muggle-style!

  Whoever said only the likes of Harry Potter can play Quidditch?   Okay, granted we can’t all whiz around on trusty bewitched broomsticks as the witches and wizards do.   On the bright side, if your broomstick snaps on the field, you won’t be hurtling 200 feet down –…

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Of Contradictions and Contrast

I know it is a travel cliché. I know.   Out of every ten destination introductions, literally half of them contain the phrase “city of contrasts”.   A common descriptor. An overused marketing ploy? Maybe.        A quick Google search will bring up many, many cities supposedly fitting of…

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