Global Colour, Culture & Creativity

A collection of stories and blogs that celebrate vibrant cities, food traditions, festivals, rituals, and heritage handicrafts.

Live Life in Colour

My greatest passion in life – one of the reasons I love to travel – is experiencing different cultures.

When I started this blog back in 2015, it was to document the handicrafts, textiles and markets I encountered while living in Southeast Asia. As I’ve broadened my travel horizons, I’ve fallen in love with other cultural expressions as well, from food to street art to traditional music and dance.

This guide to global colour, culture and creativity brings together some of my favourite stories and round-ups. From UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Intangible Cultural Heritage to the hidden gems I uncover on my travels, you’ll find lots of educational and inspirational content from all four corners of the globe.

Take a deep dive into global culture.

Global culture guide: Pouring tea into a glass as part of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

Cultural guidebooks

In this series, locals, expats and frequent travellers share their top recommendations for culture-obsessed travellers.

Festivals & ceremonies

A curated collection of 60+ festivals, ceremonies and rituals from around the world.

The world on your plate

Culinary rituals, vibrant markets and wine culture. Discover the world’s best foodie experiences.

Meaningful souvenirs

Curated shopping guides to help you find the best authentic, handmade and ethical souvenirs.

Creative cities

Street art, architecture and urban culture.