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240 travel features tagged “Cultural Activities”

The Passport blog

India hosts the world’s biggest gathering

Until 10 March, the Maha Kumb Mela in Allahabad will see some 100 million Hindu pilgrims cleansing their sins at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Sarasvati Rivers.
Read more… 16 January 2013

Stepping into Salta’s folklore culture

Amid a quiet, mountainous corridor in Argentina’s northwest, locals combine traditional dance and Spanish folk music to celebrate the heritage of their ancestors.
Read more… 15 January 2013

The Passport blog

Abu Dhabi takes on the art world

The oil-rich capital of the UAE is transforming itself into a world-renowned arts and culture destination, the crown jewel of which will be the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
Read more… 11 January 2013


A cake fit for a king in Paris

Sumptuous galettes de rois, from traditional to original, can be found throughout the French capital this January.
Read more… 07 January 2013

The new 'Australian made'

From Queensland to Tasmania, local artisans are reintroducing both handcrafted items and an age-old bespoke service, resulting in unique souvenirs for the discerning traveller.
Read more… 02 January 2013

Beyond the Headlines

Liquid traditions around the world

Rather than pouring the obligatory champagne this New Year’s Eve, try one of these traditional regional beverages.
Read more… 28 December 2012


It is raining indoors in London

In a city known for its downpours, an interactive installation in the Barbican Art Gallery lets you feel as though you are controlling the weather.
Read more… 24 December 2012

Beyond the Headlines

Peru’s Christmas fighting festival

The festival of Takanakuy features music, dancing and a series of public fist fights.
Read more… 24 December 2012

Istanbul’s new museum manifesto

A city-wide trend for new museums, exhibition spaces and art galleries displays where this rapidly changing city is going, rather than where it has been.
Read more… 20 December 2012

Gift guide 2012: Cultural traveller

From opera glasses that are as fashionable as they are functional to a self-guided tour of US public art, these gifts will amaze any travelling culture vulture.
07 December 2012

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