Archive August 2018

The Ancient Village of Malana

A tiny village located around 9500 feet above the sea level, Malana is situated in the lap of the snow-capped peaks of the Parvati Valley. Known for the production of the best hashish in the world, Malana attracts a lot of tourists every year- some come for a retreat from the bustling city life, while some are here for the scenic views. Either way, let us take a look at some of the best-kept secrets of this ancient village. The Architecture The houses in this village are similar and usually multi-storeyed, with each floor designed with a distinct purpose. The ground floor is called the...

Guna Yala: The islands where women make the rules

As our old, rickety sailboat glides effortlessly over the calm waters of the Caribbean, I am overwhelmed by the feeling we’ve just arrived in paradise. Scattered across the turquoise blue waters, the tiny islands of glistening white sand, covered in palm trees and green coconuts, look too perfect to be real. Our Unique World Our Unique World explores distinctive subcultures around the globe in celebration of what makes us different. Check back each week in August and September to discover a new, unique world. This is Guna Yala, also known as San Blas: an archipelago off Panama’s...

Totally Canadian: 6 Excellent Reasons To Live In Canada

The world’s second largest land mass, Canada, is a nation with natural beauty and prosperity. But, there are more to know about Canada. This country is more than good roads, the scenic view of Niagara Falls, and the people around it. Don’t underestimate Canada as it’s one of the most beautiful places to live in. Canada has everything to brag about all the things that set them apart from the other countries in the world. If you haven’t booked a trip to Canada yet or you haven’t gone to this beautiful country, then you better start finding ways to visit this...

How to Enjoy A Great Family Holiday on a Budget in Tenerife

Holidays can be expensive from the moment you book to the moment your plane lands back at home. It is often difficult to budget for your time away, because you don’t know what the prices are going to be like in your destination or how you are going to keep yourself and the kids entertained. That being said, there are some general tips that you can follow to help make your holiday in Tenerife with the kids cheaper. In this article, we show you how you can enjoy a holiday on a budget and still have a fantastic time, and the kids often enjoy this type of holiday more than an extravagant...

Popular Road Trips to Witness the Beauty of Nature

Road trips are the perfect escape from your daily mundane life. It lets you to be away from the hustle and bustle of the cities to rejuvenate yourselves. Wandering across hilly roads, lush green plains, mesmerizing sea views lofty mountains or the winding roads sounds like a perfect getaway with your loved ones. It lets you witness the beauty of nature away from people and city rush. Road trips can always be fun if you plan it the right way. Some of the popular road trips are as follows- Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse, Austria If mountains attract you, then Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse...

Asia’s capital of connection

Once a small fishing and farming village, Hong Kong is now among the world’s busiest ports and most important centres of trade. The city, an autonomous territory of China, has been both a part of Imperial China and the British Empire – giving it the East-meets-West vibe that locals love. “Hong Kong is a busy metropolis still steeped in Chinese tradition,” said seven-year resident Ski Yeo, originally from Singapore and founder of walking tour company Big Foot Tour. “Take the architecture. Regardless of how modern or progressive the building seems –...

20 Ways to Save Money While Travelling New Zealand

The Land of Long White Cloud – Aotearoa – is a beautiful country, with an abundance of tourist attractions. These include its unique wildlife, pristine beaches, sweeping mountain vistas, along with the country’s fascinating Maori culture. However, a trip to New Zealand can be an expensive sojourn. Expenses for transport, food, accommodation and petrol (to name but a few) are relatively high. The first notable dent in your budget would be the long haul flight to and from your destination. However, you can still manage an enjoyable trip to New Zealand and have the full experience...

The Guatemalan god that ‘gets people out of jail’

The temple’s car park appeared to be on fire, but it was alright because the shamans had it under control. In fact, they’d lit the fires in the first place, for the pilgrims, who were taking part in a shamanic ceremony to vanquish themselves of negative energy; a curious ritual that also involved drinking rum and smoking cigars. I was visiting the Temple of San Simón in San Andres Itzapa, a small town in the Guatemalan Highlands. This is a pilgrimage site for many Mayans, who come from across Central America to pray at the altar of San Simón, a morally ambiguous...

Cuba’s communist ice cream cathedral

Analies Gómez Coyula is deep into her third bowl of helado (ice cream). Her boyfriend, Daniel, is equally engrossed as he spoons up his 13th scoop of vanilla. Aunt Ana Lidia seems content, with two ensaladas – five scoops apiece – already devoured. She unfurls an abanico and fans herself against the heat of Havana in May, then ladles the contents of her third bowl into a plastic container to take away. Frozen Flavours All through August, BBC Travel will explore different ice cream traditions around the globe. Check back each week for a new Frozen Flavour. Share your...

Top 5 famous Havelis in Rajasthan

Here we have some detailed information about the Havelis in Rajasthan. These havellis are the live examples of royalty and richness of old peoples. Detailed information regarding few of them are mentioned below. Bagore ki Haveli Bagore ki Haveli is situated in Udaipur and was established in 18th century by the rich businessman of Mewar Amar Chand Badwa. This Haveli was earlier used to stay by the peoples of his family, later after the independence is used for the staying of Government employees. There are about 138 rooms inside this Haveli and thousands of tourists visit this Haveli to see...

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