Part One in the series looks at fascinating cultural traditions around the world – from Bali to Mexico, Finland to Ethiopia.
colour, culture & creativity
Colour, Culture & Creativity
Discover a world of vibrant cities, food traditions, incredible festivals, time-honoured rituals, and heritage handicrafts.
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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.
Top Cultural Destinations
Festivals & Ceremonies
A curated collection of 60+ festivals, ceremonies and rituals from around the world.
Part Two in the series looks at rituals and ceremonies around the world – from Benin to Iran, Chile to Armenia.
Part Three in the series looks at incredible cultural rituals – from Portugal to the USA, India to Bulgaria.
Part Four in the series looks at beautiful world rituals – from Indonesia to Peru, Italy to Japan.
The World on Your Plate
Culinary rituals, vibrant markets and wine culture. Discover the world’s best foodie experiences.
Handmade textiles, costumes and handicrafts from Southeast Asia and beyond.
Curated shopping guides to help you find the best authentic, handmade and ethical souvenirs.
Meaningful souvenirs that capture the spirit of a place and culture can last you a lifetime. Here are 10 practical tips for avoiding mass-produced mementos and finding handmade, ethical and authentic souvenirs on your travels.
Street art, architecture and urban culture.
A curated list of the world’s most beautiful metro stations and unusual underground subways, as chosen by travel writers.
Essential tips to prepare for a visit to Medellin’s most notorious neighbourhoods.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Detailed guides to some of the best old towns, national parks and historical landmarks recognised on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.