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These posts cover festivals and events we experience during our trip.

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...
Khmer New Year in Siem Reap

Khmer New Year in Siem Reap

Homes are being scrubbed clean and sand castles are being built at pagodas around Cambodia, including our own Temple Town, in preparation for the Khmer New Year in Siem Reap. Choul Chnam Thmey or Happy New Year! Khmer New Year in Siem Reap and around...
The Giant Puppet Project Parade Snakes Through Siem Reap

The Giant Puppet Project Parade Snakes Through Siem Reap

Giant Puppet Project Parade snakes through Siem Reap on a Saturday night each February. If you’re heading to Cambodia in 2017 try to time your trip to coincide with this wonderful event. It’s a fun-filled night that’s made for families with kids. Getting along to local festivals and events, whether as...
Halloween in Siem Reap

Halloween in Siem Reap

As it’s Halloween tomorrow night we thought we’d share some images from Halloween in Siem Reap last year. Whether you like Halloween or not, participating in festivals and events or celebrating holidays when you travel is a fantastic way to meet locals. First, a confession:...
Our Guide to the Arts and Architecture in Battambang in Cambodia

Our Guide to the Arts and Architecture in Battambang in Cambodia

There’s much to experience when it comes to the arts and architecture in Battambang in Cambodia. In recent years the charming colonial city has blossomed into an arts hub as graduates from its excellent arts school have collaborated to establish galleries and collectives and organise group...
Learning About Places By Observing Public Rituals

Learning About Places By Observing Public Rituals

Over the years there have been times during our travels when we’ve found ourselves caught up in momentous events and unexpectedly learning about places by observing public rituals, rites and ceremonies and the outpourings of emotion — whether at a national demonstration, celebration, commemoration, or the mourning...
Our Local Guide to Rio de Janeiro

Our Local Guide to Rio de Janeiro

Our local guide to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s sexy seaside city, covers the things that locals love to do, from sipping sucos to samba dancing. As the 2016 Olympic Games is kicking off on 6 August, we thought we’d share some of our favourite things to do in Rio. Our...