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Prepping for Buddha's birthday

Buddhists joyfully celebrate the day Buddha was born—approximately 2,553 years ago.
06 May 2011


The Passport blog

Shakespeare gets a new home

The Royal Shakespeare Company will begin its 50th season today in a new, $185 million theatre complex in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
Read more… 14 April 2011


The wild, wild festival of colours

Celebrate the end of winter with a splash of colour. During the Hindu festival of Holi celebrants honour spring’s arrival by flinging coloured powder and water at one another.
08 April 2011


New York stories

The city has seen a resurgence of the world’s oldest form of entertainment.
Read more… 04 April 2011


Prague's musical sights

From the hapel of Mirrors to Smetana Hall, music is everywhere in Prague.
21 March 2011


Pagan holidays in modern Ukraine

Seeing the future and finding a mate, the very old fashioned way.
Read more… 09 March 2011


2011 Carnival in Rio

The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is the world's biggest, sexiest, most colourful party. Dating back to 1723, the festival begins with fireworks and ends with elaborate floats.
08 March 2011


The Passport blog

Relighting Harbin’s history

In a city rapidly becoming Asia’s winter sports capital, the 2011 Ice Festival harks back to the pre-communist era.
Read more… 03 March 2011


Worldwide Weird

Party with a frozen dead guy in the Rockies

Compete in the coffin races, plunge into the polar pool, and try a round of frozen Twister at a weekend-long party that celebrates a cryogenically frozen body.
Read more… 01 March 2011


Roll cameras! Visiting Venice for the film festival

The prestigious Venice Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the world; it has been running annually since 1932.
Read more… 23 February 2011


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