HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Valentine's Day in Japan

Valentine's Day all over the world especially in English speaking countries is celebrated usually on 14th February. In Japan, it is celebrated on two different days. The one celebrated on 14th February is called Valentine's Day like in the rest of the world, but is different in the sense that women present gifts (usually chocolate gifts) to men. One may wonder then whether there is a day in Japan when men gift women with presents to express their love. That day occurs one month later on 14th March called White Day, which is known to be a 'reply day'. This day men offer gifts to women expressed their interests.

Food & Hospitality

The 20 Best Countries in the World for Food

Your mom cooks the best food ever in the universe. We know that. But if one day you want to try food which (would never be better of course) would be different from your mother’s, then this article is for you.

Technologies

Japan gets on track with new maglev train

The government is expected to approve a plan for a high-speed magnetic levitation train that will eventually run between Tokyo and Osaka.

Food & Hospitality

Around the world in five signature drinks

There is a certain romance to sipping a cocktail in a strange city, and there is no better way to make friends than to buy a round for your fellow travellers. Here are some of the classics and the best places to drink them!

Different articles about countries

Travel etiquette 101: body language

You step over someone's legs in Nepal and don't even realize you've committed a grave social taboo! Although most locals will excuse breaches in etiquette, wouldn't you rather be informed? Read below for a list of etiquette tips, taken from our various guidebooks, to help you navigate different parts of the world.