Malioboro Street the Shopping Mecca of Yogyakarta

September 11, 2017 by | Filed Under: Authentic Experiences, Culinary, Culture, Indonesia, Travel

Not only is Yogyakarta the cultural seat of Java, it’s home to the city’s shopping mecca Malioboro Street where visitors can browse endlessly for bargains, dine and be exquisitely entertained.

Indonesian Wedding Traditions and the Meaning of Date Night

Indonesian weddings can vary greatly from island to island as one would expect given the many different cultures in a country that has thousands of islands and hundreds of languages. Marriage customs can also be based on long-held traditional culture.

All Aboard for Yangon’s Beer Stations and Oktoberfest

September 1, 2017 by | Filed Under: Culinary, Festivals, Myanmar

Beer and wine do not have a long history in Myanmar culture, which becomes clear if you hear the words a Myanmar citizen would use for both beverages: beeyar and wine.

Discovering the Rich Cultural Past of Rural Puttalam

August 17, 2017 by | Filed Under: Authentic Experiences, Culinary, Sri Lanka, Travel

A cultural melting pot, Puttalam’s rural ambience and serene coastal beauty make it a fascinating place to visit while staying at the luxurious Bethany 101, a colonial icon.

Out and About in Thailand’s Night Markets

Thailand’s night markets and bazaars are a great way to escape the tropical heat of the day; a social necessity in Asian culture where locals can shop, meet friends, and, of course, eat out.