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Eternal Flames: the Fire Dancers of Papua New Guinea

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In Baining culture the Fire Dance is performed on various special occasions, including the birth of new children in the village, remembering the dead, as well as being a coming of age ceremony for young men entering adulthood.

Luxury, Japan-Style: Kaga’s Ryokans & Onsens

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To properly sample the traditional Japanese way of life, there are two experiences that I would encourage all visitors to try. The first would be to stay at a traditional Japanese Inn, known as a Ryokan, and secondly to pay a visit to a Japanese Hot Spring, which is called an Onsen

Gardens, Geisha, Gourmets: A Trip to Kanazawa

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With access to the city now so much easier, Kanazawa will start receiving the attention it so greatly deserves, as this is a city chock full of sights, history and culture, without being overcrowded with tourists.

Life on a Limb: Japan’s Noto Peninsula

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Noto is a fascinating area of Japan. The people are very proud of where they are from, and this shows in the quality of their produce, which is predominantly gathered from the land and the sea.

My Brilliant Korea: Cherry Blossoms & Martial Arts

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As South Korean food, music and culture permeate around the globe, more and more people are waking up to the charms of this delightfully surprising country…