All posts filed under “28 – Festival Fun

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Festival Fun

Every year in at the end of May, Sydney has a light festival called Vivid. For 3 weeks after dark, Sydney’s CBD and harbor buildings are illuminated by a colourful light show. The Opera house, Harbor bridge and botanical gardens are all lit up and… Read More

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It’s your turn!

Tocatì festival in Verona normally takes place every year at the end of September and I arrived just in time to catch all four days of the festival. In Italian ‘tocca a te’ means ‘your turn’ and is used particularly when playing games with family… Read More

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Festival Fun

Everybody loves a day off, but Spaniards do so with incomparable ferocity. The Spanish calendar is so condensed with festivals one can almost feel it physically heavy, and when there is a celebration, the festive spirit is so palpable one can see it lurking behind… Read More

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Waitangi Day

Waitangi Day is a public holiday in New Zealand held to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi between the native Maori and European people. Every year on the 6th of February a huge celebration takes place and the main spot is on Waitangi… Read More

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A year of festivals

With Singapore being so diverse in cultures and religions, and having a high number of public holidays, I got to participate in a range of different festivals throughout the year. Deepavali In October my friend took me to Little India in anticipation of the Hindu… Read More

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Schlossbeleuchtung

Heidelberg Castle is not much more than a shell of collapsed stone, but it’s undoubtedly very pretty, overlooking the Altstadt from the Königstuhl hillside. Nowadays, the castle is mainly ruined towers and empty windows, having been destroyed by numerous wars over the centuries. The Powder Turret was… Read More

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All the Festivals

To be perfectly honest, I think people in this city throw around the word ‘festival’ a little too much. Of the top of my head, in the last month or so there has been: The festival where people gather and blow bubbles. The festival to… Read More

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Cars and Caviar

Today marks one of the best days I have had in Geneva so far…I went to the international Geneva Car show and even better thanks to my friends working at the event I got a free pass to the VIP lounge! The Geneva car show… Read More

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Newtown Festival

Like most large cities Sydney hosts festivals and events throughout the year. They celebrate everything from Chinese New Year and Mardi Gras to ‘healthiness and happiness’, which became the tagline for this year’s 5k Colour Run that took place in Sydney’s CBD. Nevertheless, the event… Read More

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Mistura

For two weeks every September the beach of La Molina in Lima is transformed into Mistura, the biggest food festival in Peru, and being me, this was not an occasion I was ever going to miss. It was rumoured that Sunday would be the busiest… Read More