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 [...]
Trinidad de Cuba, 23 October 2014
The following are notes I made during a memorably rainy night in Cuba, October 2014. My attempts to miss the wet season on this trip failed miserably, but it made it more of an adventure. The notes below have not been edited since I scribbled them at the time, determined to capture the feeling for posterity.
Trinidad de Cuba, Thursday 23 October 2014, 10:45pmI have never in my life seen, let alone been out in, rain like that!We went Read more [...]