Category: Culture

From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Beijing’s Lucky Eight 1

Among a people famously superstitious about numbers, the number eight is the undisputed king in China. In the spirit of lucky numbers, Brian johnston visits eight of Beijing’s best Sights that highlight the magnificent dichotomy of the city, as it looks back towards an illustrious past and forward to a fastchanging and exciting future. Tiananmen […]

Beijing’ Lucky Eight 2

Lama Temple This goo-year-old temple in Beijing’s northeast is often overlooked by visitors on tight schedules, which is a real shame. The former home of Emperor Yongzheng turned monastery, it was patronised by the imperial family throughout the Qing Dvnastv, and is China’s largest and best-preserved lamasery, with a distinctive Tibetan influence in its architecture. […]

Liberian Walk Tour 1

As with every city, Monrovia’s ancestors and historical areas have left their footprints in architectural styles. new Liberian friend, Lawrence ‘Saha’, invites me on a walking tour of this capital on the rebound. AlthOugh of university age, Lawrence is finishing up his high school studies and already has the sky’s-the-limit attitude. Dressed in an outfit […]

World’s 10 Best Summer Music Festivals

Fuji Rock Festival The beautiful surroundings almost eclipse the performances of the Fuji Rock festival in Japan. Held in the mountains of the Naeba Ski Resort, the festival will delight visitors with its sparkling streams and mountainous green forests. Visitors can take a gondola to the top of the mountain overlooking the festival and attend […]