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The origins of Hallowe’en

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The 31st of October is Halloween or Hallowe’en. The celebration is becoming increasingly popular in the UK following the American example. Children dress up in costumes and go ‘trick or treating’ in the neighbourhood and there are special Halloween costume parties.

Souls and Soothsaying

The origin of Halloween goes as far back as Celtic times when Samhain was celebrated, marking the [...] Continue Reading…

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New Zealand – More than Rugby

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In New Zealand, and in some households, the Rugby World Cup is in full swing. As England scraped through by beating Scotland this weekend, they will now face France in the quarterfinals next Saturday. On Sunday, host New Zealand’s team the All Blacks will try to beat Argentina and fight for home glory.

Even for the not-so-rugby minded New Zealand [...] Continue Reading…

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Give Away: The Three Sisters Indian Cookbook

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As the weather is currently so lovely in Europe after a wash-out summer, Team isango! has decided to embrace the Indian summer* by giving away The Three Sisters Indian Cookbook courtesy of The Book People.

The Three Sisters Indian Cookbook is written by Sereena, Alexa and Priya Kaul and is full of recipes from their childhood in Kashmir. The three [...] Continue Reading…

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Autumn Activities

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The days are getting shorter and the temperature a little colder: autumn has truly begun. Still there is enough natural splendour and activities to be found during this season,  so here are few events from around the globe.

Germany Oktoberfest

In Munich the infamous Oktoberfest is currently in full swing. Last year it celebrated its 200th year anniversary and the beer festival [...] Continue Reading…

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Travellertip: Spittelberg, Vienna

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This tip is not so much a traveller tip as a tip from a local: Kim Tjia lives in the Spittelberg quarter of Vienna, Austria.
Spittelberg lies in the 7th district, bustling Bezirk Neubau. Its picturesque buildings and narrow streets almost had to make way for modern architecture in the 1970s, luckily people came to their senses in the 1980s [...] Continue Reading…

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Tour the Fashion Week cities.

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Fashion is a funny business as most people are preparing for the cold of the coming winter, fashionistas around the world are getting excited about what we should be wearing spring/summer 2012. From September – October you can travel around the world to make sure you are on trend next year. Should you get a free minute in between [...] Continue Reading…

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The Thames Festival

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If you are around in London this weekend, make sure to visit the Mayor Thames Festival. This free (!) festival is London largest outdoor arts festival with all kinds of activities dotted around the river Thames. Every year the Thames Festival attracts 800.000 visitors.

The festival is accessible for all ages, the festival committee has commissioned new work: a mixture [...] Continue Reading…

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Traveller Tip: Santorini-Greece

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Some people just live a magical life… Shivi Singh is currently travelling the world and has given us the following report from her 11th stop: Santorini.

Santorini is magical, it has spectacular views, romantic spots, fun recreational spots, it has history and adventure, its all in one, you can not get bored there! We went on a sail boat tour [...] Continue Reading…

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Famous people vs. famous places

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Has your child gone to school this week and brought back friends with exotic names? Recently it seemed a trend among celebs to name their children after places, think David and Victoria’s son Brooklyn or Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger’s daughter Ireland, and Brad and Angie’s gorgeous Zahara. (Yes, we know the desert starts with an S – still.)
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Traveller Tip: The Forum in Rome

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I went to Rome last week and The Forum was so amazing – was just like actually being in Ancient Rome.  There is an amazing view as you enter through Arch of Titus – it just leaves you standing in awe.  Although the buildings are ruins,  the site is so much more than a few bricks on the ground: [...] Continue Reading…

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