Culture

Do you want to better understand your destination’s culture (before you go) or find an authentic and immersive cultural experience? We share our learnings here.

How to experience the Ramayana Ballet Prambanan – An Insider’s Guide

How to experience the Ramayana Ballet Prambanan – An Insider’s Guide

Performing the Ramayana, a famous Hindu epic more than 2,000 years old, the Ramayana Ballet (Sendratari Ramayana) is a mesmerizing show of traditional Javanese music and dance - set against the backdrop of the stunning Prambanan temple complex north-east of...

48 Hours in Ljubljana: The perfect getaway for history and nature lovers

48 Hours in Ljubljana: The perfect getaway for history and nature lovers

With quaint medieval and pretty Austro-Hungarian buildings lining the Ljubljanica River, the Ljubljana Castle and the surrounding Alpine mountains, Ljubljana is one of the most picturesque capitals in Europe. It is also one of the most advanced destinations when it...

Cetinje, Montenegro: Why you should visit and what not to miss

Cetinje, Montenegro: Why you should visit and what not to miss

When people plan a trip to Montenegro it’s almost guaranteed their itinerary will include the Bay of Kotor. They may even venture to the sights along the Southern Adriatic Coast (to Lake Skadar, Stari Bar or even Ulcinj). Yet one destination that is only 12 kilometres...

12 Things you should know before you visit the Baltics

12 Things you should know before you visit the Baltics

Our bus suddenly grinds to a halt. Somewhere in the middle of the Lithuanian countryside, a handful of people are eagerly waiting to get on. Among them, was a guy in his 40s. Faintly resembling Jason Donovan in Neighbours days, though with a moustache, he wears...

21 surprising things about Japan – Know before you go

21 surprising things about Japan – Know before you go

Japan is a country where the ancient and modern seemingly coexist in perfect harmony. But there's much more to the Land of the Rising Sun than meets the eye. With a rich history and complex social norms, Japan may surprise even the most seasoned travellers. In this...