3 top hiking destinations in Tottori prefecture

Tottori prefecture is as inaka as its gets in Japan. Although considered one of the country's least populated prefectures, nature here is simply stunning. If you're an outdoors type,  you will surely fall in love with the prefecture's mountainous landscapes. Here are 3 top hiking destinations in Tottori prefecture. 1. Mount Daisen Mount Daisen is the highest … Continue reading 3 top hiking destinations in Tottori prefecture

It’s not a typical Trini Indian Wedding unless these 9 things happen

If you're ever in Trinidad and Tobago, don't miss the bacchanal of a typical Trini Indian (usually Hindu) wedding. Here are 9 things that may happen while you're there.   1. The wedding lasts a long time. Unlike traditional Western-style weddings that wrap up in one day, Hindu weddings in Trinidad and Tobago are marathon … Continue reading It’s not a typical Trini Indian Wedding unless these 9 things happen

Spending Christmas abroad

For many Trinis, spending Christmas away from home is nothing short of sacrilegious. No one disagrees with Susan Maicoo when she sings, "Oh yes! Trini Christmas is de best!" Firstly, why would anyone want to skip the food: rum-soaked black cake, meaty pastelles, pineapple-studded ham, roast turkey, sorrel, wild meat, ponche de creme? Then, there's parang music and carols on the radio, Soca Santa … Continue reading Spending Christmas abroad

Traveling with a passport from a country no one’s heard of

Have you been traveling for a while and every time you cross a border, someone looks at your passport and scratches his or her head? Are you accustomed to shelling out lots of dinero to get travel visas to visit certain countries? If you answered yes to the above-mentioned questions, guess what? You're not alone! … Continue reading Traveling with a passport from a country no one’s heard of