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The shivering semi-covered bodies in the freeze moment of instant 'moksha' captured the essence of the magnanimous waters of the 'Sangam', the confluence of the three holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati. The moksha seekers or pilgrims were emulating the Devas (gods) who had outsmarted the Asuras (demons) for the eternal nectar of life which the demons had won. The gods, not willing to concede defeat, managed to pilfer the kumbh (pitcher) and in process four drops fell on…Continue
Added by Indra Chopra on March 12, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The very name Cheltenham conjures up images of turf being thrown up by thundering hooves to a backdrop of shouts and cheers. This elegant spa town in Gloucestershire in the heart of England is one of the country's most prominent horse racing venues, and each year in March the town's racecourse hosts a festival widely regarded as the "Oscars" of the horse-racing world. The festival is commonly referred to as the Cheltenham Gold Cup, although strictly speaking it is the Cheltenham Festival,…Continue
Added by Vicky Picks on March 9, 2013 at 6:53pm — No Comments
These are some of the most joyous (and exhausting) weeks of the year in various parts of the world, from Venice to Port of Spain and New Orleans to Rio de Janeiro. But being as fond as I am of the Dominican Republic , I’ve got a soft spot for the pre-Lenten Carnaval celebrations down…
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The vibrant capital city is looking very festive these days in preparation for Christmas, New Year’s, and the kick-off to the summer “fiesta” season for 2013. Stores have already…Continue
Added by Andres on November 23, 2012 at 3:33pm — No Comments
Once again I can say that "I survived WTM London." World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry is held every year in November at London's Excel conference center. WTM is a vibrant must-attend four-day business-to-business event, presenting a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to travel professionals from over 160 countries. By attending WTM, participants gain immediate competitive advantage for their business and stay abreast with the latest…Continue
Autumn is harvest season and that means tons of festivals across the world marking the occasion. Food, wine, and of course beer are all fair game. I was extremely psyched to attend Mohegan Sun’s First Annual Brewfest and have my pick of sampling over 100 different brands. I quickly discovered that not only…Continue
Added by Steve Mirsky on October 18, 2012 at 8:17am — No Comments
Hello all FantasyFesters! Less than 50 days to go! (Oct. 19-28, 2012). And the parade's main theme this year (Fantasy Fest #33) is "A-Conch-Alypse" alluding to the end of the world in Dec. based on the Mayan Calendar.
The TravelSlut® 's Top Tips for First Time Fantasy Fest…
Added by Ann, TS on September 22, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Blue Angels over the Golden Gate Bridge brings Fleet Week to Life
Blue Angels over the Golden Gate Bridge brings Fleet Week to Life
As a native San Franciscan I just love the month of October in the "city by the bay." As many a local and tourist can attest to, San Francisco can be a bit overcast, windy and even cold on the 4th of July. But not…Continue
Is there a better time to visit Italy than in the fall? The summer madness has died down, yet Italy remains warm and inviting. In the town of Alba, in the Piedmont region, in the northwestern corner of Italy, is a food-festival lover's delight. The region is much less touristed than its Tuscan neighbor.
From October 6 to November 18 in the town of Alba, each weekend it's all about truffles. Yes, truffles, the key ingredient of many a gourmet meal. …
Added by Nicholas Kontis on September 11, 2012 at 12:01pm — No Comments
2012 Daily Diversions
FANTASY CYBER SOUVENIRS Visit the Fantasy Fest Store anytime at www.fantasyfest.com for memorabilia that makes the fantasy a reality! Official posters, t-shirts, and limited edition medallions. To purchase the Official 2012 t-shirt please call Keyboard Advertising at 305-292-9315.
INDECENT EXPOSURE Party like Adam and Eve day and night at the Garden of Eden, clothing optional rooftop bar, above the Bull &…Continue
Londoners suffered collective withdrawal symptoms when the Olympic Games ended on August 11 and are now hoping to recapture some of the drama and excitement when the Paralympics begin on 29 August. This is a good time to reflect on what the Games achieved and whether this fervour can be…Continue
This year’s Costa Rica National Surfing Championship Finals promises to be one of the hottest surfing events of the year. For the first time ever, seven of Costa Rica’s top male surfers – all of whom are very close in points so far for the season – are…Continue
Added by Andres on August 23, 2012 at 8:42am — No Comments
Before the Olympics started, I wondered here on tripatini if Londoners knew how lucky they are right now. Well, it seems having the torch relay in London the week before, then the spectacular opening ceremony, and finally landing in third place in the medals tally have brought some positivity to the masses. That and a break from the near continuous rain we had endured for…Continue
The London Olympics 2012 got under way with a spectacular opening ceremony viewed by an estimated 27 million people in the UK and one billion world-wide. A commentator described the curtain-raiser master-minded by award-winning film director, Danny Boyle, as bold, British and bonkers. This probably sums up…Continue
Added by Rita Payne on July 30, 2012 at 9:05pm — No Comments
So the Olympic Games have finally begun! Friday’s opening ceremony was viewed by people all over the world, and countries are already starting to rack up medals in events like swimming, cycling, and judo.
Londoners have of course been anticipating the…
From July 27th to August 12th, England hosts the Olympics at sites in or nearby greater London. Our traveling foodie, David Latt, recently made a stop in London to search out affordable and interesting places to eat. Long disparaged, English food has had a renaissance with innovative chefs following global trends in the pursuit of locally sourced,…Continue
You may have heard about the current Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz series in Temecula wine country, and there’s lots of excitement about this year’s lineup. Kenny G & Earl Klugh perform July 22nd, and such luminaries as Rick Braun & Richard Elliott, Dave Koz, and George Benson are also scheduled for this 24th season.
While these shows are sure to be great, the bar for sheer entertainment value has been set quite high at the sold-out “Dream Tour”…Continue
In 2012, London is having one of the most exciting years in its history, with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this past June and now the 2012 Olympic Games starting on 27 July. But are Londoners proud? Do they realise how lucky they are? Are they embracing the summer of fun…Continue
This summer much of the world's eyes will be on London, England and the Summer Olympic Games. Perhaps the world premier sporting event begins on July 27th and continues until August 12. Needless to say, such a major event, even for a city as large as London is no simple matter. Organizing such a major event is no easy matter. For example the Olympics will have over 23,000 security professionals and it is estimated that security alone will cost more than one billion British pound sterling.…Continue
Added by Peter Tarlow on July 1, 2012 at 10:40am — No Comments