Posts Tagged ‘culture’

Azerbaijan: The Land of Fire

  Azerbaijan is home to some of the world’s most interesting natural phenomenons such as the eternal flames that have earned it its moniker. It is popularly believed that the name of this beautiful nation was derived from the Persian words “Azer” and “Baydjan” meaning fire and guardian respectively, nodding…

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Paradise in South Pacific Ocean

Bula! In this final part of our series, we share with you some of the most exotic resorts in Fiji. Every resort on the various islands in Fiji offers you a different experience. One thing is common though; you’ll only be a stone’s throw away from the ocean.

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Fiji Time, Fiji Airways

The first to a three-part series of features on FIJI… “Bula! Bula! Bula!” A four-letter word that you’ll hear splattered all over the exquisite island nation of Fiji. Locals and tourists alike use this word when they greet others. What does it mean you ask? Pronounced as ‘boo-lah’, it translates…

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Exquisite, Exotic, Easy-to-reach Fiji

The first to a special three-part series of features on FIJI… “Bula! Bula! Bula!” A four-letter word that you’ll hear splattered all over the exquisite island nation of Fiji. Locals and tourists alike use this word when they greet others. What does it mean you ask? Pronounced as ‘boo-lah’, it…

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In Pictures: Jordan’s Monuments

Passed through the hands of many empires and rulers, Jordan’s landscape is peppered with megalithic monuments. These monuments tell stories as old as time and captivates the modern-day audience member precisely because so many of these places can still be seen, felt and explored. Influences from the Greeks, Romans and…

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Wayang Jogja Night Carnival #4

Designated as the ASEAN City of Culture for the period of 2018 to 2022, Yogyakarta is truly the cultural soul of Indonesia. Headed by Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X, Yogyakarta is a hub of Javanese culture and keeps its traditions close to its heart. With its fierce determination to maintain its…

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Day of the Dead

Celebrated on 2nd November each year, the Day of the Dead commemorates family and friends of the living that have passed away, in their spiritual journey. What some might see as a sombre day is actually a day of celebration and joy as in the Mexican culture, death is seen…

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Photo Series: European Festivals

Asia’s vibrant and multicoloured festivals find themselves splayed across the pages of hundreds of magazines. From Holi to Songkran, we have heard of them all. But did you know that Europe has some of the most fascinating and diverse festivals as well? A mix of traditional and modern beliefs, these…

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Remarkable things to do in Krabi

Unlike its louder sister, Phuket, the province of Krabi has a quiet charm. Perched on the southwest coast of Thailand, it is a haven for tourists looking to escape the hubbub and soak in tranquility. Take a rejuvenating trip to the area blessed with some of nature’s most stunning formations…

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A snapshot of Varanasi

Varanasi is a city where air is thick with history and traditions govern the way of life. Varanasi is the city we picture when we think about the ancient cities of India – women draped in thick vibrant silks, carrying flowers towards temples while hundreds of priests roam the river…

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