Best Saigon Museums for Absorbing the History of Vietnam

2019-01-01T22:06:17+07:00By |

The best Saigon museums provide a crash course in the history of Vietnam, an education that will well equip you for your travels in the country, providing context that will enable you to better connect with locals. The best Saigon museums give travellers are chance to absorb the history of Ho Chi Minh City – …

Experiential Travel Guide — How to Make Travel More Meaningful and Memorable

2018-11-27T10:33:24+07:00By |

This experiential travel guide is a guide to making sense of one of the most compelling travel trends of recent years – experiential travel. What is experiential travel, why is everybody doing it, and why is experiential travel a deeper, more immersive style of travel? Experiential travel, as well as slow travel and local travel, are …

Lessons on the Road, Educational Travel and Learning Holidays

2019-04-23T19:20:12+07:00By |

I travel to learn. I think I’ve always travelled to learn — to learn about places and about people, to learn about the past and the present, to learn about the world. For me, learning holidays and educational travel are the most enriching forms of travel. They are what motivate me to move and represent the …

Lessons in Silvermaking in San Miguel de Allende

2018-05-10T10:50:37+07:00By |

Getting lessons in silvermaking in San Miguel de Allende is one of the top priorities of many long-stay visitors to the charming city north of Mexico City. It was on my list of things to do too. Many kinds of courses were suggested to us when we arrived in San Miguel de Allende, from dancing …

Gamelan Lessons in Bali — Getting Giddy with the Gamelan in Ubud

2018-12-17T17:49:03+07:00By |

The gamelan and its music had always intrigued me as a musician. I've always found the Indonesian ensemble of metallophones, xylophones, gongs, and various other instruments wonderful to listen to, but I had little idea as to how the hell they made that enchanting noise. Was there a score that the gamelan orchestra followed, I wondered. Were there …