Archive July 2018

Cracking India’s mystifying ‘nod code’

In Thanjavur city, in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, street markets are flooded with a particular type of bobblehead toy. It is known in Tamil as the Thanjavur Thalaiyatti Bommai, literally meaning The Head Shaking Doll of Thanjavur. The brightly painted clay bommai, usually the figure of a classical dancer or an old couple as a set, comes in two parts: the full body and the head that sits loosely on a small hinge extending up from the neck. A slight tap on the head, or even a vigorous breeze, can set off the head shaking from side to side in an almost circular fashion. It is...

Bansko: The Cuisine for Gastronomes from Around the World

The culinary art as an attraction The mountainous resort of Bansko in the Pirin mountain receives around 500,000 tourists at average annually. During the different seasons here you will meet English, Irish, Germans, Austrians, French, Greeks, Armenians, Israeli, Arabs, tourists even from remote Australia and the United States, etc. This variety of culinary traditions, tastes, and preferences of the guests have evolved the cookery in Bansko into a real art, attraction, fiesta, for gastronomes from around the world. The local Bansko cuisine is unique and will provide you with great pleasure;...

The city that lit the world

On the south-eastern underbelly of the Massachusetts shoreline, overshadowed by the hook-shaped peninsula of beautiful Cape Cod and the harbour islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, New Bedford is the kind of place most visitors drive right through. All but forgotten on the Acushnet River, the downtown is a relic of its 19th-Century heyday, preserved as a monument to history and a peculiar reminder of the city’s rise and fall. The quaysides and cobbles still buzz with local life, but scratch below the surface and darker, more uncomfortable truths lurk on every...

The Complete Guideline for Travelling

Every human being needs a change once in a lifetime. A change of location can have a great impact physically as well as mentally. For many people, travelling is a popular way exploring new spaces and enjoying comforts near or far of their homes. Travelling is beneficial for every age group. New places and different environments give e.g. kids insights about how vast the world actually is outside their protected home. They get to experience new cultures, lifestyles, sports and much more. For example, people living far away from the mountains can experience the thrill of skiing with a...

6 Things To Do As A Family in Singapore

Singapore is one of those travel destinations which satisfy the traveling desires of every age group. From exciting amusement parks for kids to religious Hindu and Buddhist temples for the senior citizens. This beautiful island nation never disappoints any tourist with residential options such as River Valley Singapore. Singapore is blessed with destinations which allure single tourists such as the as well as the ones who come to explore this place with family too! Moreover, there are a plenty of activities to do in Singapore with kids. Changi Beach Beaches are one of the first places that...

From Africa to tea with the Queen

Eighty-year-old women are supposed to stay at home. The neatly dressed grandmother of our collective imagination derives her pleasure from indoor pursuits – cooking, reading, knitting. One thing octogenarian women aren’t supposed to do is embark on a solo five-month journey through Africa, driving from Cape Town to Cairo in a battered Toyota Conquest. Julia Albu never set out to be exceptional. Her daily routine slotted neatly into what the world expects from an older woman living in a leafy village near Cape Town. Every morning she would listen to the radio, and one day the...

Best Countries for American Expats

Not a lot of Americans are aware of the fact that there are millions of Americans who choose to live abroad. Americans are considered much better at welcoming expats than moving abroad themselves, yet the State Department’s estimates that some 3 to 6 million Americans live abroad. Moving to a different country is no walk in the park, but it is possible and can be an amazing and refreshing change for yourself and your family. Here are some of the best and most interesting places to relocate to. Czech Republic The Czech Republic is a gem in eastern Europe. New comers enjoy a western life...

Best Family-Friendly Locations to Visit on a Luxury Superyacht

Get together with your family for an unforgettable voyage onboard a luxury yacht charter in the best locations. Here are 3 of the best family-friendly destinations to visit on your charter vacation: The British Virgin Islands These beautiful islands are only a short distance away from one another making island hopping really easy. With their protected waters the area is a great destination for first-time charterers to cruise to. Tortola, the capital as well as the largest of the British Virgin Islands offers great shopping with exotic spices, sweet smelling soap and rum stores to choose...

Fun Things You’ll Love to Do in St Kilda, Melbourne

When was the last time you went on a holiday? If you can’t remember, then it means you’re long overdue for one. Maybe you’ve been so busy with work, family and everything else in between that you’ve forgotten to take a break. No matter what time of year it is, when you have the chance to unwind and spend quality time with family and friends, you should make the most of it. And if you’re looking for some ideas of where to go and what to do, we’ve got you covered. A destination where you can enjoy the great outdoors, food, and some shopping is St Kilda. This beachside suburb in...

5 Great Reasons to Buy a Holiday Villa in Dubai

Within recent years, Dubai has become renowned as a leading international hub, not only in the Middle East, but also on a global level for travellers making their way through the region or on transcontinental flights. Known as a shopper’s paradise, this one city has some of the world’s most glamorous malls which are often situated side-by-side with traditional souks where you can get everything from spices to crafts from local artisans. If you have become smitten by this city known for affordable luxurious living, now is the time to check out some amazing villas for sale in Dubai. 1....

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