Tag: Festivals

Planning to travel to India? Read this before you book

Planning to travel to India? Read this before you book

Have you always dreamed of exploring Delhi’s Red Fort, bathing in the Ganges and taking a selfie at the Taj Mahal? Or perhaps you already have big plans to travel to India? My guess is you’re feeling a bit nervous and apprehensive. I know I was – but honestly, India is one of the most unique…

A backpacker’s guide to Portugal – a haven for foodies, adventurers and culture vultures

A backpacker’s guide to Portugal – a haven for foodies, adventurers and culture vultures

From tanning on the golden beaches of the Algarve to swimming in lakes in the Serra de Estrela National Park to exploring the cobblestone streets of Lisbon and the canals of Aveiro, Portugal’s got something to suit everyone. Culture nerds, history buffs, explorers and sunseekers will all feel at home when backpacking Portugal. Often overlooked…

25 Best Music Festivals You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

25 Best Music Festivals You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

This year is all about the alternative festivals. From castles and underground caves to spectacular beach fronts, there are some spectacular venues and stellar line-ups that prove the best music festivals aren’t always the biggest. But it’s not just the quirky locations that set them apart, it’s their unique vibe – intimate, friendly and feel-good – that…

11 Festivals To Take Your City Break To The Next Level

11 Festivals To Take Your City Break To The Next Level

Want to spice up your city break? We asked Resident Advisor to recommend the best one day festivals and day passes in cities from Amsterdam to Novisad. You’ll get all the fun of a traditional festival, without the camping and portaloos. And once you’ve finished partying, you’ll be right at the heart of the action in some of the…

11 ridiculously cool things to do in Thailand

11 ridiculously cool things to do in Thailand

There’s a reason that Thailand is so popular with backpackers. In fact, there are many! As well as white sand beaches, clear blue oceans and stunning hostels, the country offers off-the-beaten-track budget travel experiences and an epic party scene. Thailand is a rite of passage for most travellers, and usually the first port of call…

21 stunning pictures from the Berlin Festival of Lights

21 stunning pictures from the Berlin Festival of Lights

The Berlin Festival of Lights is an annual event that takes place over 10 days in October. Some of the city’s most famous attractions, including Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Cathedral and the Berlin Victory Column, are transformed into dazzling light installations and works of art. The event has been running for over ten years, and ever…

Light up! Light up! How to make the most of London Lumiere Festival

Light up! Light up! How to make the most of London Lumiere Festival

January – yawn. It’s the month we all love to hate, with calendars bare and close to zilch in our bank account….the future is bleak. But wait, do not despair and come forth unto the light! In a triumphant attempt to cheer us all up, the Mayor of London has finally hopped on the groovy…

Songkran Festival: everything you need to know

Songkran Festival: everything you need to know

1. What is Songkran? Songkran is Thailand’s most famous festival. An important event on the Buddhist calendar, this water festival marks the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year. The name Songkran comes from a Sanskrit word meaning ‘passing’ or ‘approaching’. 📷 Kazuhiro Nakamura 2. When is Songkran Festival? Songkran Festival takes place in April every…

Pro tips for creating great photos and videos at Light Festivals

Pro tips for creating great photos and videos at Light Festivals

Light festivals are magical. International artists illuminate buildings, landmarks and places transforming entire neighbourhoods into impressive works of art. They take place all over the world, with Berlin’s Light Festival in October, Lyon’s in December and Amsterdam’s and London’s in January. Also look out for Sydney, Prague, York, Eindhoven and Gent! Visiting a city during…

How to make the most of the Festival of Lights

How to make the most of the Festival of Lights

We Love Berlin! Berlin is colourful, wild, creative and one of the most exciting cities in the world. Every October the entire city is a fascinating piece of art. Various international artists present light protects on iconic landmarks, monuments, buildings, streets, neighbourhoods and places… Berlin-based bloggers reveal their best tips how to make the most…

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