Zambian Souvenirs at Lusaka Pakati Market

Zambia’s capital Lusaka is known for some excellent open air markets to explore. If it’s souvenirs, curios, wooden statuettes and Zambian clothes, then Pakati market is the place to be! Every Saturday and Sunday, Lusaka holds this huge market in the Arcades shopping mall parking lot on Great East Road. Under the shade of green … More Zambian Souvenirs at Lusaka Pakati Market

$11,000 for Grapes!? Japan’s Exclusive Ruby Roman Grapes

The most expensive table grapes in the world are Japan’s Ruby Roman Grapes. Wrapped and packaged in a display box, these grapes are each about the size of a ping pong ball, and are cultivated for their sweetness, size and perfect form. The grapes have been known to fetch exorbitant prices, sometimes costing thousands of … More $11,000 for Grapes!? Japan’s Exclusive Ruby Roman Grapes

The Tumbleweeds Living in Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

One of the most well-known and beloved bookstores in Paris is the Shakespeare and Company, tucked away in the shadow of the Notre Dame in the 5th arrondissement. In operation since 1951, Shakespeare and Company is an independent store specialising in English language books. But inbetween the shelves, you might find something unexpected – beds, … More The Tumbleweeds Living in Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

Yuba Tofu – The Local Delicacy of Nikko, Japan

Nikkō is one of Japan’s most beautiful towns to visit and explore. Visitors will probably notice a food called ‘Yuba’ on the menu everywhere they go. Indeed, this is one of Nikkō’s specialty foods. But what exactly is Yuba, and why is it so popular in Nikkō? Yuba is essentially tofu skin, the protein and … More Yuba Tofu – The Local Delicacy of Nikko, Japan

The Penang Street Murals of Ernest Zacharevic

One of Malaysia’s most recognisable and beloved public artworks is Ernest Zacharevic’s Little Children on a Bicycle, painted in 2012. It is a mixed-media public artwork with painted figures on the wall, and a real bicycle. The two kids, faces screaming in excitement (or perhaps fear!) is a popular sight on the streets of George … More The Penang Street Murals of Ernest Zacharevic

Roman Ruins in Paris: Wandering through the Arènes de Lutèce

With a muffled thunk, the petanque ball landed in the sand of the arena, landing next to another heavy steel ball. Sheltered from the stress and the noise of Paris, there’s often a group of older gentlemen playing petanque in the sands of the Arènes de Lutèce, a little-known Roman ruin in Paris. It’s a … More Roman Ruins in Paris: Wandering through the Arènes de Lutèce

Christmas In Haarlem – What To Do, Eat And See In The Spaarnestad

The Dutch city of Haarlem comes alive during Christmas, with the arrival of markets, parades, and of course, the arrival of Sinterklaas. It’s a time to explore the lights and decorations in the old town, eating gourmetten with family, going crazy with sweets such marzipan and pepernoten, For visitors and locals alike, spending Christmas in … More Christmas In Haarlem – What To Do, Eat And See In The Spaarnestad

The World’s Most Expensive Fruit – Meet Japan’s $45,000 Yūbari King Melon

When it comes to expensive and exclusive Japanese fruit, the Yūbari melon is the king. Grown in the small city of Yūbari in Hokkaidō, these extraordinary fruits have sold for as much as ¥5 million ($46,000USD) for a pair. But why exactly are these melons so special? How are Yubari King Melons grown? The Yūbari … More The World’s Most Expensive Fruit – Meet Japan’s $45,000 Yūbari King Melon

Le Défenseur Du Temps – The One-Ton Automated Clock in Paris

In the quiet backstreets near Musée Georges Pompidou is one of Paris’ most unusual clocks – the Defender of Time (Défenseur du Temps). The clock is a mechanical scene of a brass warrior swinging a sword at a crab, a bird, and a dragon. Every hour from 9am to 10pn, the clock would initiate a … More Le Défenseur Du Temps – The One-Ton Automated Clock in Paris

Dekopon, The Sumo Citrus Taking Instagram By Storm

One of Japan’s most curious fruits is the dekopon, a hybrid cross between the citrus fruits kiyomi and ponkan. Dekopon are sought after for their sweet flavour, large size, and characteristic bump on the top of the fruit, giving them a ‘sumo’ shape. Dekopons, known in American markets as Sumo Citrus, have become increasingly popular … More Dekopon, The Sumo Citrus Taking Instagram By Storm