Posted on 14 November 2016 by Oliver Horne
Discover the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez’s Colombia
Gabriel García Márquez, Colombia’s former Nobel Laureate, and one of the world’s most beloved authors, forever changed the way we view his country. Fondly referred to by his admirers simply as ‘Gabo’, he is credited as the forefather of ‘magical realism’, a literary genre characterised by otherworldly and supernatural events occurring in complete nonchalance and banality. This is perhaps best articulated in his seminal novel ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’, where mundane village life is casually interrupted by characters ascending to heaven in mid conversation, among other incidents.
Posted on 31 October 2016 by Martha Hales
Halloween around the World: Culture and Customs
A truly global phenomenon, the varying customs of Halloween around the world offer a unique insight into the cultures that celebrate it. However, way before the arrival of pumpkin-shaped earrings and spider-web spray, Halloween began as a Celtic festival known as Samhain. This simple pagan celebration marked the start of preparations for winter after harvest, and was thought to be an auspicious time to commune with the dead.
Posted on 28 October 2016 by Kati Taylor
Top 5 Adventure Holiday Experiences for 2017
While every travel experience is different, some moments can stand apart from the crowd as truly unforgettable. Within broad and diverse itineraries, these standalone memories stay with us long after we’ve returned to our daily lives, compelling us to travel again and again. So, as the new year approaches, we thought we’d compile a list of our Top 5 Adventures for 2017. Varied and vibrant, there’s sure to be something that takes your fancy…
Posted on 28 September 2016 by Corinne Homer
Turn up the heat in Colombia this January
The turn of the year brings festival season in Colombia; perhaps South America’s most positively transformed travel destination. As it shrugs off its unstable history and revels in its fresh reputation, the city streets of Cali and Bogota are alive with stomping Salsa, Latin pop and the vibrant beats of carnival. Their events are so great, they even brag UNESCO-protected status. We look towards turning up the heat with three of Colombia’s best parties...
Posted on 10 August 2016 by Penelope Edwards
How d’ya like your eggs in the morning? 9 awesome breakfast dishes around the world
At home, I’m not a big breakfast eater. It takes an hour or two and my stomach to start rumbling before I’ll even consider consuming anything other than black coffee. But that all changes when I’m abroad. For reasons unknown, I’m ravenous as soon as I wake. Here’s my pick of the 9 best breakfasts on earth:
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