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Fictional Footsteps

A walking tour of Dickens’s London

The 200th anniversary of novelist Charles Dickens’s birth is an excellent excuse for taking a walking tour of his old haunts, many of which remain today.
Read more… 07 February 2012


Sweden’s winter Sámi festival

Immerse yourself in one of the world’s oldest nomadic cultures at the Sámi Jokkmokk Market festival in Swedish Lapland, with folk dancing, reindeer racing and dogsledding all on offer.
Read more… 02 February 2012


Worldwide Weird

Up Helly Aa, Shetland’s festival of fire

During this combustible holiday, costumed men carry nearly 1,000 torches through Lerwick, Scotland, in a procession that ends with the burning of a Viking-style ship.
Read more… 24 January 2012


Beyond the Headlines

10 sites of religious pilgrimage

As Lumbini, the birthplace of the Lord Buddha, is threatened by development, we take a look at several awe-inspiring centres of worship that draw devotees from all around the world.
Read more… 20 January 2012


The Passport blog

Wassailing the old English apple tree

Around 17 January, thousands of people in southern England descend on the local cider orchards in a bid to awaken the trees from their winter slumber and ensure a good harvest.
Read more… 16 January 2012


Guimarães’ culture boost

This Portuguese city is European Capital of Culture 2012, hosting a year-long calendar of cultural events ranging from music and photography to fine arts, theatre and dance.
Read more… 11 January 2012


The world’s coolest movie theatres

Looking for an offbeat place to take in a flick? Check out show-stopping cinemas, from a pink palace in India and a Cubist complex in France, to a rustic space in Australia’s outback.
10 January 2012


The Passport blog

Philadelphia’s dark side

Cultural oddities mingle among the city’s more mainstream museums, inviting visitors to walk in the footsteps of Edgar Allan Poe and examine Albert Einstein’s brain.
Read more… 23 December 2011


Shanghai’s top five museums

Discover the masterpieces of Chinese art, take a look at 1950s propaganda posters or learn about the opium trade while taking a break from the frantic pace of Shanghai life.
Read more… 20 December 2011


Soaking in Iceland’s social scene

The country’s geothermal swimming pools are the centre of the Icelandic social scene, where news is exchanged while bodies are warmed and relaxed.
Read more… 12 December 2011


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