Archive February 2018

Travel the World Like an Aussie with These 4 Tips

It’s no secret that Australians like to travel. Study results from Wotif-Travel released in late 2016 indicate that they tend to travel internationally more often that staying in-country. So, when they travel abroad, they seek adventure, cultural experiences, and unique dining opportunities. Perhaps this describes your travel style, too. Regardless of the thrill of choice, traveling Aussies budget for Australian travel insurance. This desire to have experiences outside of the norm leads to a plethora of possible variables that can inhibit a memorable experience. Here are five tips to...

In South Korea, age is measured in bowls of soup

Dr Sook-ja Yoon fluttered though the demonstration kitchen like a butterfly in her traditional silk dress. The ingredients were already waiting: white ropes of rice cake known as tteok, a dish of thinly sliced beef and tiny bowls of seasoning. Broth simmered on a burner beside her cutting board. “All Korean food contains symbolism,” she told me, expertly slicing the rice cake into circles and fanning them across the table like a magician with a deck of cards. “This tteok is symbolic in three ways. The long rope is for longevity. The slices are shaped like coins for wealth....

Get To Know The Least-Known Countries In The World You Never Knew Existed

The world is full of unusual, mysterious, undiscovered yet breathtaking and beautiful places waiting to be explored. Most of them are barely visited by foreigners. Their nature, the culture and tradition are the things that mark those places unknown to the world. We would like to represent you some beauties that the world hardly heard for which are however highly recommendable places for a peaceful and unusual getaway. Nauru The Republic of Nauru, which was formerly known as Pleasant Island is a little country in the Central Pacific forming part of Micronesia. Its neighbor islands Banaba,...

10 Things You Need When You Go Camping

It is important to prepare aptly for camping and more importantly to choose the right campsite. One that meets all your desired requirements. Many people do not know what to look for when choosing a campsite. It is important to factor in some considerations for the location one decides to settle on. Things like accessibility of the campsite meaning that the site needs to be somewhere that one can easily drive to. A water source is an important factor to consider when choosing a campsite. You need access to clean water during your camping trip. You also need to be sure that you are in...

Why We Love Penang (And You Should, Too!)

Have you been planning to visit Penang, Malaysia? Penang, the vibrant island-state of the north western coast of Malaysia is a lot more than any self-professed foodie haven. Penang is also known as the pearl of the orient and has developed as a tourist destinations over the decades. There are things you will just love about Penang. Here’s a sneak peak to a few of them. Escape: A fan of theme parks, Escape is just the place for you. With exciting rides and a natural environment, Escape has a lot to offer. It’s an amazing place to visit with friends or family. You are sure to love your...

The North African breakfast that ended a war

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Lakshadweep’s Minicoy Island, a kingdom for women

In the southernmostpoint of Lakshadweep rests a green gem surrounded by sky blue water. A place where the people and nature live in perfect harmony. Yes, the place that has got all these attributes is none other than Minicoy islands in Lakshadweep. The whole island measures only 4.80 km2. It is here that you will see the golden sand withtheblue waters of Minicoy. The view is spectacular,to say the least. There are many scuba diving groupson the island that will help you see the majestic sea floor if you choose to visit the place. The greatest thing about Minicoy is that it’s beautiful in...

A father-and-son pilgrimage on the Tour du Mont Blanc

It was on a grey winter’s day in my parents’ house outside Glasgow, watching storm clouds gather and sparrows dive for shelter in the garden, that I first suggested Mont Blanc in summer. After what had happened, I knew I should make more effort to spend time with my 74-year-old dad, but what I was proposing at his age was a risk. A 10-day hike around one of Europe’s highest mountains seemed a little extreme. “Old age doesn’t come alone,” he replied, implying the aches and pains, arthritic hands and memory loss from a recent life-threatening stroke...

In Germany, the world’s most romantic postbox

On a chilly afternoon deep in northern Germany’s Dodauer Forest, 100km north-east of Hamburg, a postman wearing a bright yellow uniform was walking alone through the woods. When he reached a clearing, he rummaged through his bag and then slowly climbed a 3m-tall wooden ladder to deliver a purple envelope to a 500-year-old oak tree. “Just one today,” he told me, before crunching back through the forest and disappearing towards the next letterbox on his route. The purple envelope was from Denies in Bavaria. She’s 55, isn’t afraid to laugh at herself and loves...

The naughty meat dish served during Lent

While visiting the state of Baden-Württemberg in south-west Germany, I found myself in a monastery’s former donkey stable learning how to make Maultaschen, a type of German stuffed pasta. My hands were covered with the meat-and-cheese filling. I imagined Cistercian monks making the dish on these grounds centuries before. But as I learned, there is more than one version of Maultaschen’s origin story. View image of Maultaschen is a type of German stuffed pasta filled with meat and cheese (Credit: Credit: Kristin Vuković) Maulbronn Monastery is a place...

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