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The Great Indian Rural Wedding

INDIA | Thu, 15 Dec 2016 | By amitkagra | Views [451]

Multi-billion dollar wedding industry, attracts huge spending, no wonder we all call it as big fat Indian wedding. According to an estimate (www.businessinsider.in), the industry is over INR 100,000 crores. This is a staggering number. No wonder Indian ... Read more >

Tags: festivals, india, indianwedding, rural, ruralindia, traditions, travel, travelling, wedding, weddings

The Famous Full Moon Party? Depressing

THAILAND | Fri, 29 Jan 2016 | By elcastleberry | Views [662]

The full moon party on the beaches of Haad Rin in Koh Phangan was a blatant, disturbing display of hedonism and blithe disregard for the planet.  I’m sad to have been a part of it but feel it worth recounting, if for no other reason than ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, ecology, environment, festivals, full moon, full moon party, music festivals, oceans, parties, trash

Rock on Kalimpong

INDIA | Tue, 22 Dec 2015 | By davidford | Views [304]

This evening I am peeved. Yet another email from my conveyancing solicitor (I am selling my flat) with news of yet more enquiries from the buyer's solicitors. I'm not fond of any of them at the minute. ANYWAY, today I stumbled upon an event held by ... Read more >

Tags: festivals, gompas, indiginous people, viharas

Unforgettable Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS | Wed, 20 May 2015 | By mareikestravel | Views [1197]

Famous for the Max Bygraves hit song “ Tulips from Amsterdam ,” the capital of the Netherlands may well be, but there are so many more reasons why it is an ideal place to take a holiday in Holland. You are spoiled for choice when ... Read more >

Tags: amsterdam, beer, coffeeshops, festivals, holland, museums, netherlands, sail


BRAZIL | Sat, 27 Jul 2013 | By humsafar | Views [3207] | Video

As winners of the 2012 Travel Film Scholarship , we went on a 10-day assignment to Rio de Janeiro to film the Carnaval festivities. Check out what we got up to in Rio... And so our first day of Carnaval in Rio begins... Watch our ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, carnaval, celebration, festivals, film, filmmaking, music, rio, scholarship, south america

What to expect during Sinulog in Cebu

PHILIPPINES | Fri, 21 Dec 2012 | By aroundme | Views [1218]

Well, the Sinulog festival is once again around the corner and this is one spectacular event to start the year, which locals and foreigners alike look forward to.  I was lucky enough to be flown in to Cebu for 4D/3N by Smart Telecommunications ... Read more >

Tags: beautiful, cebu, festivals, fiesta, float, parade, philippines, queen, sinulog

Harvest Festivals to Celebrate Locally

WORLDWIDE | Tue, 13 Nov 2012 | By connectlocally | Views [4194]

This article was published by our friends at The Travel Word. Check out the original article here! In the northern hemisphere, late summer and harvest time are upon us. We are reminded of the earth’s bounty as agriculturalists reap the fruits ... Read more >

Tags: connect local, festivals, guest post, harvest

A World Festival Survival Guide

WORLDWIDE | Fri, 3 Feb 2012 | By nomads-survival-kit | Views [2524]

Music is an international language, a tool that can only be used for good in the breaking of boundaries between people. From enjoying some Bob Marley in an Amsterdam coffee shop with a Jamaican, to the international beer-drinking language of Polka, ... Read more >

Tags: festivals, germany, music, travel, uk

5 Things you Need to Know about the Germans

GERMANY | Mon, 26 Sep 2011 | By connectlocally | Views [25932] | Comments [6]

There are a lot of prejudices and clichés about Germany. Some of them are true and some of them aren’t. We’re not drinking beer all the time and we’re not wearing Lederhosn and Dirndl all the year round. Most of us don’t even owe one of those. ... Read more >

Tags: connect locally, drinking, entertainment, europe, festivals, germans, germany, oktoberfest, travel, weather

Do's and Don'ts in New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND | Tue, 16 Aug 2011 | By libby-k8 | Views [16387] | Comments [3]

In the spirit of Blog Your Backyard , I'm going to share the dos and don'ts that came to mind when I thought about my beloved homeland: New Zealand/Aotearoa/Godzone. ;p I have to start with this one, because it's important. DON'T... expect to ... Read more >

Tags: #blogyourbackyard, festivals, food, maori, new zealand, new zealand tourism, rugby, why go to new zealand

Do's and Dont's in India

INDIA | Sat, 13 Aug 2011 | By sparklenshines | Views [5148] | Comments [1] | Video

Everytime my friend from Germany gets an invitation from me to visit India, she freaks out. In spite of all the news of rock/ pop stars going for India-themed weddings and getting themselves inked in Sanskrit quotes, I think the general traveler is pretty ... Read more >

Tags: #blogyourbackyard, crowds, festivals, home, india, mumbai, sanskrit, stare, weddings

Naadam - 3 Manly Mongolian Sports

MONGOLIA | Mon, 20 Jun 2011 | By connectlocally | Views [5195]

Mongolian Morning I woke up to hear our jeep ignition turn on and leave the guesthouse.   I laid in my sleeping bag disturbed; wondering why Shack, our driver, sped off at 6AM without saying goodbye.   I felt a bit jolted ... Read more >

Tags: asia, entertainment, festivals, food, mongolia, naadam, sporting events, sports, travel

Festivals and Fortresses in Helsinki

FINLAND | Fri, 10 Jun 2011 | By drmitch | Views [684]

After managing to turn off my alarm in my sleep I had to rush down to the 7am ferry for Helsinki. Luckily I made it with time to spare and, after sitting outside while we left, I soon had to shelter from the cold wind and smokers on the deck ... Read more >

Tags: festivals, fortress, helsinki, olympic stadium, samba, seurasaari island, suomenlinna

June - Battala Dos Vinos (Battle of the Wines), Spain

SPAIN | Wed, 25 May 2011 | By worldfestivals | Views [3793] | Video

Location: Biliblio, La Rioja, Spain Date: 29 June Description: On St. Pedro’s Day in Hara, capital of northern Spain’s Rioja-producing region, thousands of people take to the streets toting water pistols loaded with wine. If they’re ambitious, ... Read more >

Tags: drinking, festivals, parties, safety, spain, travel, wine, world festivals

Australia Day, a guide for 1st timers

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 12 Nov 2010 | By philsylvester | Views [1058]

Let us rejoice!* When the English sent 11 ships loaded with handkerchief and bread thieves to Australia in 1788, they thought they were handing out harsh punishment to a bunch of ne’er-do-wells. While the overlords in foggy London were wringing ... Read more >

Tags: australia, australia day, festivals, sydney

Photos: India - Coimbatore, Haridwar, Rishikesh

INDIA | Wed, 10 Nov 2010 | By toomanyllamas | Photo Gallery

Start of the India leg of our travels
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Tags: chatt, coimbatore, diwali, festivals, fireworks, ghats, haridwar, india, prayer, rishikesh

Inside World Festivals: The Race of the Candles

ITALY | Tue, 27 Apr 2010 | By worldfestivals | Views [4385] | Video

If you’re a traveler that is looking for adventure mixed with rich history, then The Race of the Candles is the perfect festival destination for you.  It’s a tradition that has been carried on since 1242, and perhaps the most amazing part is ... Read more >

Tags: culture, festivals, gubbio, italian festivals, italian history, italy, parades, the race of the candles, travel europe


AUSTRALIA | Wed, 6 Jan 2010 | By vantastic_tas | Views [931] | Video

Roadtrip Australia: Van-Tastic Adventures Tasmania On their roadtrip through Tasmania, Australia with Van-Tastic Adventures, Dara and Catherine bring in the Tassie New Year at the Falls Festival in Marion Bay. Watch the good times and fancy dress ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, australia, backpacking, falls festival, festivals, marion bay, party, road trip, tasmania, van-tastic

Kokura Gion Taiko 2009

JAPAN | Sun, 19 Jul 2009 | By bundynbeaches | Views [1515] | Comments [1] | Video

The Japanese call Kokura the "Lucky City". Apparently the pilot of the B29 with the second atomic bomb "Fat Man" was told to only drop it if he had clear skies and could see the target. Despite three runs at the target the cloud held ... Read more >

Tags: drums, festivals

Greenfest in Brisbane

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 16 Oct 2008 | By allwelcome | Views [1192]

Last weekend we all went to Greenfest – a place for like minded people to come together and learn about each other’s pet projects.   ‘We’ were, Albert, Jett, Geir and me.   We arrived a bit later than expected (we do have a few ... Read more >

Tags: festivals, food, music

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