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240 travel features tagged “Cultural Activities”

Tokyo’s strangest sights

The Japanese city is full of baffling – yet logical -- attractions, from maid cafes to plastic food to giant robot statues.
Read more… 06 August 2012

Colombia’s spiritual centre

Of the country’s 83 remaining indigenous tribes, the most powerful and cohesive is the Arhuac culture of the Tayrona region in the far north of Colombia.
Read more… 03 August 2012

France and Spain’s centuries-old celebration of peace

In 1375, villagers of the Franco-Spanish borderlands along the Pyrenees mountains settled their differences with a treaty and magnanimous feast. That pact is still celebrated today
Read more… 26 July 2012

Fictional Footsteps

Literary Oxford

Oxford’s contribution to literature is unparalleled, with local writers like JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Lewis Carroll and Phillip Pullman inspired by the city’s landmarks and streets.
Read more… 25 July 2012

Worldwide Weird

Ohio’s cream of the butter crop

Butter sculptures of cows, pigs and people have been an Ohio State Fair staple since the early 1900s, and recently artists have been submitting more modern entries, like Darth Vader.
Read more… 24 July 2012


A new fashion hub opens in Paris

Les Docks, a fashion and design centre, has turned a riverside strip in the 13th arrondissement into one of the hippest destinations in the French capital.
Read more… 23 July 2012


Guidelines for spending Ramadan in Dubai

When the annual Muslim festival starts on 20 July, visitors to Dubai will see a different side to the city with shorter business days and a quieter nightlife scene.
Read more… 18 July 2012

Choose your own adventure in Peru

The dramatic extremes of the country — from the lush riot of the Amazon to the culinary flair of Lima to the boho-chic beaches of Mancora — hold something for every traveller.
Read more… 09 July 2012

The Passport blog

A tour of London street survival

The city’s Unseen Tours, led by trained guides who are or have been homeless, show visitors a grittier side of some of the city’s most famous neighbourhoods.
Read more… 04 July 2012

Beyond the Headlines

The evolution of Irish cinema

Ignited by James Joyce and kept alive by daring international and Irish filmmakers, the Emerald Isle has an avid cinematic culture.
Read more… 22 June 2012

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