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240 travel features tagged “Cultural Activities”

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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

Sakura season in Kyoto

Cherry blossom season is a national obsession, with crowds gathering to see the blooms that line Kyoto’s canals and transform gardens into blankets of fairy floss.
Read more… 06 March 2012

Kyoto’s sacred spots

Religious sites are the main draw for many visitors to this Japanese city, and its 1,000 temples and 400 shrines are among the best examples of religious architecture on earth.
05 March 2012


Buenos Aires’ Man Tour

Combing history, macho activities and old-school Porteño flavour, the Man Tour offers travellers an inside look at male panache in this South American city.
Read more… 29 February 2012

A Biblical guide to the West Bank

The historic lands of Judea and Samaria are home to many holy sites for Jews, Christians and Muslims, as well as the tiny Samaritan faith.
Read more… 28 February 2012

The original home of Mardi Gras

Mobile, Alabama puts on a celebration to rival New Orleans with mystic societies, masked balls, family-friendly parades and a legacy all its own.
Read more… 21 February 2012


Paris’ quirky cinemas

With the Césars fast approaching and French cinema in the spotlight, head to one of the city's more obscure cinemas for a fresh look at some movie classics.
Read more… 21 February 2012


The 100 must-see Hong Kong films

An ongoing film series is highlighting seminal works in an effort to draw new attention to the city's rich cinematic history.
Read more… 17 February 2012

A German enclave in central Texas

In a state known for cattle and cowboy boots, Fredericksburg showcases a surviving German culture with traditional 1800s accommodations and a culinary scene of bratwurst and beer.
Read more… 10 February 2012

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