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Bhutan, the kingdom of the clouds

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is a place where Buddhist traditions mix with modernity, and reverence is shown to tigers and the flaming thunderbolt of wisdom.
Read more… 17 May 2012

Scotland’s summer festivities

From Edinburgh’s Beltane Fire Festival, which commemorates the end of winter, to the country’s famous Highland games, the warm months are full of Celtic tradition.
04 May 2012

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


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


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


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

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