13th July 2018
Unpredictable is probably a grave understatement. Faroese weather is like a drunk kid trying to play the weather god while having a tantrum, it has no clue what is going on. In the space of an hour you could move from sun and calm seas to a complete whiteout with fog, back to clear skies only to then be belted by torrential rain and blistering winds. A place just ten minutes away could be enjoying a completely different climate to where you are. Oh, and the weather forecast is completely useless at trying to predict any of this unpredictability.
12th July 2018
The Forest Lawn in the Hollywood Hills, California. This site known as the ‘Country Club for the Dead’. Michael was buried quietly in the Great Mausoleum. His brother, decided to open the mausoleum to the public at the first death anniversary. Visitors can go right up to the mausoleum and drop off flowers and visit. Michael loved his fans and his fans loved him.
11th July 2018
Georgians love their "ludi", or beer. There are several decent varieties on offer for about $1 a bottle—Kazbegi and Natakhtari among them—and some fine local breweries in Tbilisi.
27th April 2018
Montepulciano is a medieval hilltop town in Tuscany, Italy. Surrounded by vineyards, it’s known for its vino nobile red wine. The town is primarily famed for its, full-bodied variety of red grape and how delicious it is. But rustic Tuscan beauty is also why so many visitors choose to head to this red-brick and terracotta town. Its tight-knit lanes weave their way up to the centre, where the Piazza Grande shines with marble masterpieces, the Communal Palace with its striking crenulations, the Palazzo Tarugi, enfolding chiselled columns and shadowy archways.
26th April 2018
When: January 5 – February 13, 2018
Though Mardi Gras is held on just one day, the city of New Orleans starts celebrating this festival weeks in advance.
Meaning & history:Literally translated as ‘fat Tuesday’, Mardi Gras marks the traditional day of feasting in the Christian calendar before the start of Lent.
20th April 2018
La Tomatina is one of the largest food fight festivals held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Bunol (near Valencia) in Spain. Thousands of people make their way from all corners of the world to fight in what is known as the 'World's Biggest Food Fight' where more than one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets.
19th April 2018
Korean BBQ is definitely one of the first things that you should try when you are in South Korea. Can you resist juicy, tender, meat grilled to perfection? Kalbi or Galbi is definitely one of the most popular cuts of Korean BBQ! It’s made from the short ribs cut of beef and is marinated in sweet sauce with a soy sauce base.
18th April 2018
Office vending machines may be a regular thing but the dispensers in Japan aren’t just for snacks and drinks. These machines sell sushi socks, bottled flying fish, surgical masks, and canned carrots all around Japan. Not only this, you will also find vending machines selling coffee, beer, and sake (local Japanese liquor)!
13th April 2018
Chinese is a “macrolanguage” that encompasses dozens of different forms and dialects that together have just short of 1.2 billion native speakers. By far the most widely spoken variety of Chinese, however, is Mandarin, with 848 million speakers alone—or roughly 70 percent of China’s entire population.
12th April 2018
When it comes to packing, people tend to fill whatever space they have. By choosing to travel in a carry on sized bag you’ll find yourself packing more efficiently and traveling lighter. The easiest way to avoid heavy bags, luggage fees on airlines and the hassle of dragging bags around is to choose a carry on sized backpack
11th April 2018
Singapore Changi Airport connects customers to numerous destinations from all around the world, with 5000 arrivals and departures a week by 80 international airlines. This airport has received praise from flyers for its magnificent architecture, efficient operation, luxurious amenities, and its broad offering of dining and shopping options. Flyers passing through are treated to movie theatres, a multimedia entertainment deck, spas, and a wild corkscrew slide.
19th March 2018
This February, we were introduced to the first edition of the Times Travel Show in Mumbai. It focused on India’s first initiative on Experiential and Sustainable Tourism and was also brought together by The Times of India and The Backpacker’s Summit.
6th March 2018
Koningsdag or King's Day is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Celebrated on 27 April, the date marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander. Here are a few things you should know about King’s Day:
5th March 2018
Naxos is the gem of Greece, a happy and delightful jewel shining on the waters of Aegean Sea. From exploring the villages to trying out invigorating sports, Naxos has got you covered.
16th January 2018
Backpackers always want to bring home souvenirs that will remind them of their trip - but many often get stuck buying cheap souvenirs from tourist traps. A souvenir can be a lot of things...
15th January 2018
The Aurora Borealis, popularly known as the ‘Northern Lights’, is a naturally occurring phenomena where one can witness dazzling trails of dancing lights in the sky occurring in a plethora of colours- shades of green, blue and even pink! I was fortunate enough to see it not only once, but twice and I was mesmerized by the beauty each time
30th January 2018
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