With its Buddhist history stretching back more than 2,500 years, together with more than 10 million followers of Buddhism and over 100 pagodas in the country, Vietnam is a most wonderful Zen tourism destination. Zen, which espouses experiential wisdom in the path to enlightenment, is a school of traditional Mahayana Buddhism. The school favors direct […]
Family and friends of the Ryan family from Florida thought they were crazy. “You’ll come back glowing bright green,” they said. “You’ll die.” “You must be insane,” they were told. But the Ryans were resolute in their determination to stick to their original schedule as planned – Fukushima in Japan. And now, looking out over […]
The sheer choice of destinations in the Philippines is simply overwhelming. With 7,107 islands in its chain, choosing just one can be a daunting, let alone challenging, prospect. To make things easier for you, there is a simple answer. Go straight to the heart of the Philippines – Marinduque. Home of the colorful Moriones Festival, […]
The father of a tourist who died in suspicious circumstances while on holiday in Thailand is accusing authorities of attempting to cover up the circumstances surrounding his daughter’s death. Richard Carter from Auckland, whose daughter Sarah Carter, 25, passed away while backpacking in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai, has set up a website […]
If you want a holiday where you can shop till you drop, then you could do a whole lot worse than wind up in Malaysia this summer. With its multitude of shopping malls, dazzling markets and individual souvenir stores selling everything from the latest mobile phones and attractive Malaysian clothes to local artworks, DVDs and […]
Indian medical tourism is set to continue growing, despite efforts by the US government to curb the number of Americans travelling to the third world to find affordable healthcare. Talking to reporters at a press conference last weekend, the chief vascular and cardiothoracic surgeon at the Fortis Group Hospitals in India, Dr. Vivek Javali, revealed […]
Cheese rolling, baby jumping, tuna fish-tossing – these are just some of the crazy festivals celebrated around the world. We have taken it upon ourselves to scour the globe, drawing up a list of the world’s five wackiest celebrations to add to your calendar. Check out the world’s most mental festivals below! 5. The Tunarama […]
If you thought that puppetry was a little outdated and tired in today’s age of television and the internet – you might want to think again. While Punch and Judy may have had their day, there’s a lot to be said for the unique charms of “Wayang” shadow puppetry in Indonesia. The “dalang” puppet master […]
Indochina is a land of contrasts, where foreign cultures clash with ancient values and technological advancement goes hand in hand with a centuries old way of life. Rice paddy fields and buffalos meet bustling urban metropolises, where hand drawn carts jostle for space with motorbikes – nowhere else in the world quite exhibits the contrast […]
The South African wine tourism industry is about to take off big time – at least, if Minister for Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk gets his way. “The wine industry in South Africa plays a vital role in both job creation and rural economic growth,” said the minister while giving a talk during a workshop for […]
Air India is rolling out a new kind of pricing scheme for a number of its domestic Indian flights as it bids to make jetting off into the sunset during the upcoming holiday season easy, comfortable and affordable.
Sir Richard Branson, the ambitious and ever so slightly eccentric founder of the Virgin Galactic space tourism firm, has put out a call for daredevil starship pilots to make his starry eyed dreams a reality.