Archive for January, 2014

The Group at Holi

Celebrating Holi Festival – the festival of colour!

Posted on 30. Jan, 2014 by Rebecca Thompson.

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It is said imitation is the highest form of flattery, and if that is the case Hindus should feel honoured indeed. Holi Festival – observed by throwing brightly pigmented powder paint – has been replicated all over the globe in various incarnations from coloured ‘fun runs’ to themed music festivals. It’s a phenomenon that has [...]

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Caye Caulker

Central America over Semana Santa

Posted on 23. Jan, 2014 by Bec Nicholls.

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If you were wondering the place(s) to be for Semana Santa (Holy Week) and Easter in general – look no further than our Quetzal Highway tour running from Cancun, Mexico – party central to Antigua, Guatemala – the only place to be for Easter Sunday! Starting in Cancun but heading out the next day to [...]

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Songkran Celebrations

Celebrating Songkran in Bangkok

Posted on 22. Jan, 2014 by Chris Jones.

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The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand in mid-April. Different provinces may have varying lengths of celebrations but the main dates are April 13-15. This is the Thai equivalent to New Year. Traditionally Songkran is a time to cleanse Buddha images and then use this same “blessed” water to pour over family and friends shoulders [...]

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Helping Communities near Cuzco

Posted on 20. Jan, 2014 by Jess Millett.

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For the last ten years, we have been visiting local communities around Cuzco bring chocolate and gifts to the children and families. Here, Jess speaks to Keiko, who works in Tucan Travel’s Cuzco Office. When did we start doing La Chocolatada? We started giving chocolate and gifts to the children around 10 years ago. The first [...]

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Working in Burma

Exploring Burma

Posted on 13. Jan, 2014 by Amanda Pezzaniti.

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Having never been anywhere in Asia before, finding out that I was going to be traveling to Burma/Myanmar gave me a mini anxiety attack. I had no idea what to expect and the CNN documentary with Anthony Bourdain that aired in April didn’t set my mind at ease. Not only did it confirm all that [...]

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Blog & Win Winner Announced

Posted on 08. Jan, 2014 by Jess Millett.

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We are delighted to announce that Anna Bauer has won Tucan Travel’s Blog & Win competition for 2013. She delighted us all with her account of her Magical Mexico Group Tour describing the days spent exploring Mayan ruins and nights sampling the tequila and mezcal the country is known for. Joining a Group Tour on [...]

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Finding Machu Picchu

Finding Machu Picchu with Tucan Travel

Posted on 06. Jan, 2014 by Tina Donnarummo.

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What’s at the top of your bucket list?  If you are among the people who voted for the New 7 Wonders of the World, there is a 1 in 7 chance you would say Machu Picchu.  It was certainly near the top of mine, and enough of a motivating factor for me to plan a [...]

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