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Glasgow, Scotland’s culture capital

Ten years after becoming a European Capital of Culture, Glasgow remains an epicentre of contemporary visual and performing arts, and a leader in design and architecture.
Read more… 03 May 2012


Worldwide Weird

Kinetic sculptures race land and sea

Across the US, pedal-powered parade floats are put to the test in multi-mile races that often span several days.
Read more… 01 May 2012


Localites

Hong Kong’s zany bun festival

The Cheung Chau Bun Festival is an annual springtime rite characterized by parades, performances -- and thousands of hunks of steamed dough.
Read more… 27 April 2012


Bring on the bucket list Boomers

As the largest generation in history ages into retirement, Baby Boomers are making their dream trips a reality. Here are some ideas.
Read more… 26 April 2012


Localites

Buenos Aires’ cowboy fair

La Feria De Mataderos, a weekly fair held in the meatpacking district of the Argentine capital, offers traditional folk dancing and popular gaucho (cowboy) demonstrations.
Read more… 25 April 2012


Localites

Paris’ perfume houses

The French capital has a superlative selection of perfumers from which to choose an original, high-quality and quintessentially Parisian scent.
Read more… 02 April 2012


The Passport blog

A holy city made of ice

Even though freezing temperatures do not usually reach Jerusalem, the city is hosting its first International Ice Festival through 30 April.
Read more… 22 March 2012


All of Britain’s a stage

The World Shakespeare Festival, which runs from April to November 2012, will be the biggest and most varied celebration of the Bard ever attempted.
Read more… 22 March 2012


Beyond the Headlines

Do “slum tours” profit off the poor?

As organized tours of poor areas grow in popularity, it raises questions of whether “poverty tourism” is educational and philanthropic, or voyeuristic and exploitative.
Read more… 07 March 2012


Worldwide Weird

Spring begins with reindeer games

In the Arctic Circle, reindeer play a key role in the festivals and races that celebrate the season’s lengthening days.
Read more… 06 March 2012


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