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Georgetown Festival Penang to Feast on Art, Culture and Food

Georgetown Festival Penang to Feast on Art, Culture and Food

Georgetown Festival Penang kicks off on the Malaysian island of Penang in two days and we’ll be there! The month-long arts festival is jam-packed with events, exhibitions, screenings, and installations. It’s our first trip in 15 years and we can’t wait to get back. Our...
Cambodian Space Project on Cambodian Rock and Roll

Cambodian Space Project on Cambodian Rock and Roll

Cambodia has a long, rich musical heritage that spans indigenous, ceremonial and folk music, but it was Cambodian rock and roll that captivated the nation. Thanks to the Cambodian Space Project more people are listening to the sounds of Cambodia’s Golden Age. In the first part...
Performing Culture, Tourism Spectacles and Authenticity

Performing Culture, Tourism Spectacles and Authenticity

Musings on the nature of tourism spectacles, performances that are artificially constructed and commodified for the tourist gaze, and the notion of authenticity when we travel. This is the metanarrative of my previous post, I suppose, so perhaps you’d better take a read of that...
Sustainable Shopping: Guide to Stockbridge Charity Stores Edinburgh

Sustainable Shopping: Guide to Stockbridge Charity Stores Edinburgh

The first time we strolled down Stockbridge’s high street, we couldn’t help but notice the abundance of charity shops. There are literally dozens of the things. And these are no dusty old stores crammed to the rafters with junk either. They’re smart, and sometimes chic,...
A Bar Hop in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

A Bar Hop in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

After stumbling around in the snow on our first night in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, we soon realized that there is a bewildering number of inviting bars in the neighbourhood. While we tried to sample as many as we could, we decided to cut to the...
The Tatra Museum, Zakopane – a Living Local Culture on Display

The Tatra Museum, Zakopane – a Living Local Culture on Display

What’s so refreshing about a visit to The Tatra Museum in Zakopane, in the southern Tatra Mountains in Poland, is that the artefacts on display don’t belong to some long-past culture or dying traditions. Rather, the exhibits in this splendid building explain a rich local culture...
Folk Music in Zakopane, Where Music Fills the Streets

Folk Music in Zakopane, Where Music Fills the Streets

Snowboarding may have been a big attraction for returning to the mountain town of Zakopane in Poland for Terence, but for both of us, the exuberant live folk music, highlander culture, and hearty food were also major draws. Every night and any night of the week in...
Escape to Zakopane, Poland’s Ski Central

Escape to Zakopane, Poland’s Ski Central

A few years ago, on a trip through Central and Eastern Europe, we decided to settle into an apartment in Kraków, Poland, for a few weeks to catch up on some writing, walk the charming old city streets, sample the local vodka, and do side-trips...
The Best Christmas Markets in Europe

The Best Christmas Markets in Europe

Before we moved to Asia, we used to head to Europe each winter. A white Christmas, a spot of snowboarding, fireplace time, and festive markets were our motivation. Here’s our guide to the best Christmas markets in Europe. It’s that time of year when it’s impossible to...