This May, the world will honour the death of one of the most influential people in history, Leonardo da Vinci. It's not exaggerating to say that almost every person in the world knows his name. Not only was he a genius with a paintbrush, he was also a skilled inventor, scientist, mathematician, musician and writer, to name a few. The term 'Jack of all trades, master of none' doesn't even slightly apply here, he was a master of all.
500 years have passed since his death, and since then,...
Easter, the Christian celebration of Christ’s resurrection is fast approaching. But for some countries it’s not all about attending mass and eating your body-weight's amount in chocolate. We've done a little research and gathered some of the most bizarre Easter traditions from around the world. Let's see if you can spot some of our destinations on the list!
Slovakia & Czech Republic - A good old fashioned Easter whipping!
Not an ideal time to be female in these parts....
The Trans Mongolian Railway holds a certain mystique for adventure travellers. It's one of the classic overland routes like the Trans Siberian which keeps attracting curious travellers every year. Part of my job at Tucan Travel is to organise the accommodation and the trains for the clients travelling on our Trans Mongolian Railway tour, which operates from St Petersburg to Beijing or in reverse from Beijing to St Petersburg. At times due to irregular train...