We are delighted to be hosting the very lovely Greg Brand and Carole Charreteur in Brazil this week during the countries biggest celebrations, Rio Carnival. Greg and Carole will be updating us on their journey every day with photos and videos on Instagram, Youtube and Facebook so check back here or subscribe to their channels to keep up to date.
Greg and Carole land in Rio de Janeiro and immediately head south to Paraty where the party starts!
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 swept the globe, but the best place to celebrate it is still where it all began – in India.
What is Holi Festival?
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 beautiful Playa del Carmen, which can be taken in two ways, a resort town or the sleepy fishing village off the beaten track! Gorge on seafood, margaritas or take some steps back in time and...
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 to bring good luck for the New Year, and wash away the bad. Traditional ceremonies still take place at temples (Wats) and in some places Buddha...