Traditional dance around the world

Traditional dance around the world

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 experience it in many styles across the globe, sometimes as a display for tourists, sometimes in its most authentic form. Here are my 12 favourite traditional dance experiences - what are yours? 1. Kathakali dancers, Kerala, India India’s Kathakali dancers hail from the southern state of Kerala, and I was lucky enough to see Read more [...]
Bamboo Train of Battambong: On the slow route in Cambodia

Bamboo Train of Battambong: On the slow route in Cambodia

When they think of Cambodia, most people think of two things. There is the splendour of the temple complex of Angkor Wat, glowing golden in the sunset at the jungle’s edge; and then there is the regime of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, the reign of terror which I still clearly remember seeing on the news in my late childhood and teenage years.Both of these are very much a part of modern day Cambodia, at least for the visitor. I travelled there in early 2012, and the country left a huge impression Read more [...]