Traditional dances of the world: Local dance and folk dance to see on your travels

Traditional dances of the world: Local dance and folk dance to see on your travels

One of the joys of travel is to experience the best of cultures the world over. Music and dancing is a huge part of my life at home, and I’ve been lucky enough to watch many international dance genres on my journeys across the globe, sometimes as a display for tourists, sometimes in its most authentic form. Here are my 12 favourite experiences of traditional dance around the world - what are yours? 1. Kathakali dancers, Kerala, India The folk dances of India are as varied as the country Read more [...]
Animal encounters: Hyenas in the night

Animal encounters: Hyenas in the night

It’s 2am in Botswana, and I wake up with a start inside my tent.I’m in the Okavango Delta in the north of the country, and we are staying in a campsite just on the edge of the Moremi game reserve. The previous evening, sitting around our campfire, we were aware of being watched from the bushes surrounding the open space where our tents are pitched. Green eyes could be seen in the distance, glaring in the artificial light from our torches, as our guide told us of the hyenas who hover around Read more [...]