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Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Food and Travel, Travel Africa, Travel Destinations, Travel Resources, Travel South Africa, World Culture and History | 0 comments

5 Amazing South African Destination for Foodie Travelers

5 Amazing South African Destination for Foodie Travelers

South Africa is a great place to visit if you love to experience great tasting food. As one of the most visited countries in Africa by tourists, South Africa is a country that caters for all tastes but also keeps its traditional Africa roots.  Here are five places that you absolutely must visit if you are a budding foodie traveller. Cape Town Although there are an array of restaurants offering all sorts of cuisine, Cape town is the best place to try some traditional favourites. Chakalaka & pap and the authentic Cape Malay curry are just two of the many dishes you should taste here. Due to the history in this part of Africa, there is a huge Southeast Asian and Indonesian influence in the traditional foods served.  This city is a melting pot offering combinations of flavours that you have never tried before. Port Elizabeth Port Elizabeth is another city with an eclectic mix of settlers that have inspired the dishes that are eaten here. British, German, Dutch...

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Posted by on Oct 9, 2016 in Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel France, World Culture and History |

6 Must-see Cultural Festivals in France

6 Must-see Cultural Festivals in France

Planning the ultimate vacation to experience an authentically French cultural festival? Well, what a good way to understand the French it if not going to local cultural festivals? Whether you love music, sports, movies, theater, dancing or history, the country has many annual local festivals just for you. What’s more, flights connecting France with other countries are quite affordable and efficient such as flights from Edinburgh to Paris . Here’s are six of the must-see annual cultural festivals that you would not want miss while visiting this beautiful European country. You’ll also find details about the location of the festivals to help you schedule your next visit. Kindly have in mind that the exact dates of cultural festivals listed may vary every year. Bastille Day: Across the country (July 14) July 14 is a very important day in France as it commemorates and celebrates the invasion of the Bastille. Bastille Day is considered a special day to the birth of democracy in France and is one of the country’s...

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Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Travel Destinations, Travel North America, Travel USA, World Culture and History |

Do You Recognize These 5 Famous American Landmarks?

Do You Recognize These 5 Famous American Landmarks?

Of course, the answer to the aforementioned question is almost certainly “yes”, given how deeply certain American landmarks have become etched on the minds of those around the world who may have never even set foot in the land of the free. However, it’s always fascinating to revisit the stories of these iconic structures of which many of us may not even know the finer details, no matter how ubiquitous they may be on tourist postcards. Mount Rushmore National Memorial The granite of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota will always be synonymous with the carved faces of four of the United States’ most celebrated presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Construction of the memorial commenced in 1927 and didn’t end until October 1941. Even that was premature, given the initial hope – dashed by a shortage of funding – to depict each president down to the waist. Smithsonian.com has an article taking a more detailed look at the Mount Rushmore monument’s creation. The White House...

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Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Travel Destinations, Travel North America, Travel USA, World Culture and History |

Soaking Up the Culture of Vegas

Soaking Up the Culture of Vegas

Feel like a spot of culture? Want the heat of the desert and a good helping of spectacle and drama? Then why not head for Las Vegas, the glittering city in Nevada where the lights never go out. It may not seem an obvious choice for a vacation steeped in culture, but Las Vegas isn’t all bling and neon – scratch the surface and you’ll find the kind of hidden gems that will satisfy even the most world-weary traveler. Yes, there are enough casinos lined up along The Strip to keep the keenest high rollers happy, but gambling here isn’t compulsory. If you want to step away from the roulette wheel, other cultural gems await your attention.    Amazing art Perhaps unsurprisingly, Las Vegas delivers the goods when it comes to art. Whatever you want to see, whether it’s impressionists, grand masters or modernist works – you’ll find it here. Modern art buffs should take a peek at the University of Las Vegas campus to check out the exhibits...

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Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Extreme Travel, Only The Best, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Resources, Travel Romania, Travel Style, Travel Tips, World Culture and History |

Timisoara, The Ciy of Flowers And Theatres

Timisoara, The Ciy of Flowers And Theatres

The cultivated Western city of Romania and the city of theater and blooms, Timisoara, is for some the passage into Transylvania. However there’s such a great amount of additional to Timisoara, the town that seized obligation regarding forming its nation’s future. If you do not like a vampire’s tooth but pretty much the kind of person who like your Transylvania with edge, then Timișoara is simply what Buffy requested. Timișoara is the home of the 1989 Romanian upset that removed the decision party and finished with the execution of tyrant Ceaușescu. The projectiles that flagged huge C’s terminal year are memorialized by the gaps specking the Austro-Hungarian construction modeling.(Image by Rita) When a fringe city inside what used to be known as the Banat district, Timisoara stays one of Romania’s most multicultural, dynamic and created urban areas with substantial Hungarian, Serbian and German groups. It additionally goes about as a base for Romans, Turks, Austro-Hungarians, lastly Romanians. Notwithstanding being just the nation’s fourth biggest city, with its solid economy,...

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Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Family Travel, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips, World Culture and History, World Travel |

Sensitivity to Local Culture and its Importance

Sensitivity to Local Culture and its Importance

Traveling is always fun and brings you closer to exciting and rewarding experiences. Apart from helping you get a respite from the regimes of day-to-day life, your trip itinerary introduces you to new cultures, adventure filled activities, cuisines of different regions, unique festivals, different garments and host of cultural differences. The sounds and smells of varied cultures can often leave you spellbound and asking for more. In certain cases you may feel offended by the differences in gestures and behaviors, while at other times you may be overwhelmed by the warm hospitality and helpful demeanor of the people around you –either way you are a winner, as you end up learning something new. Whether you are frequent flier to foreign lands or are planning to visit a one-off destination in your next vacation, you need to ask yourself these two important questions before booking your tickets or proceeding to pack in your bags. These questions are: Does the local culture of the holiday destination of my choice apply to...

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Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Destinations, Travel Ecuador, Travel South America, Travel Style, World Culture and History, World Travel |

Guaranda Carnival—Steep in the Fervor of Ecuador’s Carnival Festivities

Guaranda Carnival—Steep in the Fervor of Ecuador’s Carnival Festivities

If you go through the famous popular festivities published on the yearly calendar of Ecuadorian celebrations, then the one event that is bound to catch your attention is the Guaranda Carnival. Staged and celebrated with a lot of fanfare in central Andean destination of Guaranda, this carnival lures thousands of participants and revelers to the tiny province of Bolivar. During the Guaranda Carnival the intensity and fervor of the local population transcends all levels of imagination and delights domestic and international visitors alike. So, are you ready to explore the cultural bounties of Guaranda’s quaint city, tucked in the fertile Andean valley? Located on the western slopes Chimborazo Volcano (highest mountain in Ecuador) and rising to an elevation of 21.000 feet above sea level, the stunning scenery, colonial style architecture and other attractions of this region lying between the Pacific Coast and the Andes are also worth a look. Oft referred to as the “City of the Seven Hills”, Guaranda is a hotspot for vacationers, art and culture enthusiasts...

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Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Extreme Travel, Only The Best, Travel Destinations, Travel Dubai, Travel Middle East, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips, World Culture and History |

A Year of Culture, Sport and Fashion in Diverse Dubai

A Year of Culture, Sport and Fashion in Diverse Dubai

As well as its rich, Bedouin culture, reputation for luxury and its lively souks, Dubai boasts an exciting calendar of annual sporting events, colorful concerts and festivals well worth consulting before your trip to the city. Here are some Dubai events to look forward to when booking. January Often cited as the optimum month in which to visit the city, January is slightly less scalding than midsummer in Dubai. Start the year in true Emirates fashion with a little retail therapy at the Dubai Shopping Festival, which lasts for the entire month of January. February Music and food are the city’s focus in February, with festivals dedicated to both. Between the 19th and 27th, international musical talent arrives for the Dubai Jazz Festival. Previous performers have included Earth, Wind and Fire, Jamie Cullum and Santana. The foods on offer are equally precocious at the Dubai Food Festival with mouth-watering dishes, food tasting events and cooking classes as standard. March A great month for equestrian sport in Dubai, March sees the Polo Gold...

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Posted by on Mar 1, 2014 in Travel Africa, Travel Destinations, Travel Zimbabwe, World Culture and History |

10 Things You Never Knew About Zimbabwe

10 Things You Never Knew About Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country that is situated in Southern Africa. There are two rivers surrounding this country namely Zambezi and Limpopo. Zimbabwe shares its borders with South Africa, Zambia, Botswana and Mozambique. Though the name of this country has come up frequently in the recent past for the oppressive regime of President Robert Mugabe, it is a beautiful African nation that draws international tourists every year. There are many unheard facts about Zimbabwe that will attract you even further to pay a visit to Zimbabwe. Fact 1: From Salisbury to Harare The present capital of Zimbabwe is Harare. Harare was formerly known as Salisbury. The city was named Salisbury in honor of British Prime Minister Lord Salisbury (Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil or 3rd Marquess or Salisbury). He held the office of Prime Minister from 1895-1902. The name of Salisbury was replaced by Harare in 1982 on the eve of second Zimbabwean Independence Day. City of Harare has been named after the reputed Shona chieftain Neharawe. Fact 2: Smoke...

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Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Travel Asia, Travel China, Travel Destinations, World Culture and History |

Why Do Chinese Believe in Feng Shui?

Why Do Chinese Believe in Feng Shui?

  “Why do Chinese believe in Feng Shui?” you may asked. Truth is, not all Chinese believe in Feng Shui just like how not everyone believe in luck or karma. Some people will still not break mirrors or walk under the ladders even though they don’t believe in karma simply because they’re just trying to stay on the safe side. And since Feng Shui has been surviving for thousands of years, Chinese people are still applying the principles just in case. It is actually more to like superstition. As the new era approaches, more and more Westerners and non-Chinese people start to believe in Feng Shui. Because Feng Shui is not a religion, it is still considered a smart choice to apply the principles to one’s life. What Is Feng Shui Actually? It dates back to thousands of years when Feng Shui was first introduced and practiced in China. As the years passed by, the Westerners begin to adopt the principles and re-created some of them to suit the Western’s styles....

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Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Spain, Travel Style, World Culture and History, World Travel |

Unique Traditional Culture : Baby Jumping “El Colacho” in Spain

Unique Traditional Culture : Baby Jumping “El Colacho” in Spain

If you are the baby, you might need to find another four partners-in-crime to complete your own group. But if you are a tourist and wanting to witness one of the most dangerous festivals in the world, El Colacho should be included in your list. Spain has been widely known for being one of the countries with death-defying festivals like having the bull-running and the festival where you get to see around everyone from around the world throwing thousands of tomatoes to each other on the street. As much as we hope that “baby jumping” is just a metaphor, truth is, it does what it says. What is El Colacho actually and why is it still being practiced? The festival takes place in Castillo de Murcia, Burgos, every year and it invites visitors from across the globe whenever the festival takes place. The Devils (men dressed in traditional costume) will be jumping over the one-year-old babies being laid on mattresses in the street. They considered it as the jumping...

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Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Guest Post, Only The Best, World Culture and History |

8 Intriguing Good Luck Symbols From Around The Globe

8 Intriguing Good Luck Symbols From Around The Globe

The world is a wonderful place and as they say variety is the spice of life. This variety of course contributes to the variation of lucky charms and symbols around the world. While an item of image may be bad luck in one nation it can be a good luck charm elsewhere. So, let’s take a look at some of the more interesting symbols from around the globe. (image...

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Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in Only The Best, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Resources, Travel Tips, Travel Turkey, World Culture and History | 1 comment

6 Amazing Festivals in Turkey

6 Amazing Festivals in Turkey

Turkey holds more than one hundred festivals in a year.  All round the year there are various festivals that take place in the different Turkish cities.  Turkey has both cultural and modern, which are celebrated by all Turkish.  The festivals are held mostly during the summer period. In order to plan this correctly, advance booking and reservations are highly recommended, especially if you plan a family holiday. As prices these days are becoming more competitive, a thorough price research is advised. If you plan to fly to Turkey, cheap flight tickets can be found online and you can compare prices to make sure you get the best deal. If you do decide to book online, some airlines offer discounted prices for children under 12. Keep this in mind.  So here are some of the amazing festivals can be found in Turkey. Family and kids festivals Turkish people love to celebrate festivals with their families and kids.  The Bursa international folklore festival revives that old Turkish tradition.  The family attended...

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Posted by on Jan 19, 2014 in Only The Best, Travel Peru, Travel South America, World Culture and History |

Inti Raymi – The Cusco’s Festival of Worshipping The Sun

Inti Raymi – The Cusco’s Festival of Worshipping The Sun

There’s a festival celebrated in Cusco, Peru for nine days called Inti Raymi. For those who ever heard of it, they probably know that that this festival is something related to the Incan God, Inti. Yes, it is actually a celebration of worshipping the sun. The celebration involves beautiful, colorful costumes, elaborate and formal banquets, festive music, reenactment of the rituals of ancient Inca, and a lot more. If you are looking for something between mythology and magic, you should visit Cusco for the festival of Inti Raymi. Being celebrated every year on 24th of June, Inti Raymi brings back all viewers to the ancient world of Inca people. Wiracocha, the God of Sun of the Incas, are being worshipped in this festival and it symbolizes the eternal solemn commitment of the marriage between Wiracocha and his sons, the human being. The ceremony usually takes place when the sun is the farthest from the earth, at the winter solstice. According to the myth, the ancient Inca people were afraid...

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Posted by on Jan 19, 2014 in Travel Australia and New Zealand, Travel New Zealand, World Culture and History |

Unique Culture of Maori People

Unique Culture of Maori People

Maori has one of the most unique cultures around the world. Their amazing history and beliefs, cool tattoos and extraordinary dance, and their relaxed and calm personality make Maori people very interesting to the outsiders. Ever since the arrival of European settlers, as the indigenous people of New Zealand, the Maori people have not done well in term of life. The people of Maori are very famous for never being defeated by the English settlers and they are the descendants of a warrior race. Maori people are proud of their history and background that they are always happy to share about the facts. According to their history, their ancestors first arrived in New Zealand from Hawaiki by waka. The word “waka” can actually means “canoe” or “the descendants from the canoe” depending on the use of the word in a context. Upon arrival, each waka’s settlers began to separate into smaller “iwi” or tribes and as their number grew bigger and bigger, they began to spread out across the...

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