Posts in category Culture

articlesCaliforniaCultureNorth AmericaSan DiegoUSA

A Day in Beautiful Balboa Park

San Diego has a plethora of attractions to offer, and Balboa Park is easily one of the cities most beautiful places to visit. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a history buff, an art lover, or someone who’s just trying to understand more about the world that we live in.

Certain parts of the park, such as the San Diego Zoo and the Reuben H. Fleet Center, are constantly on the tourist stops, but there are so many other venues, attractions and gardens to visit, one day would not be enough to fit them all in.

Read more 0 Comments
2009 Contest WinnersCulturePoll

Hanoi’ Sacred Guardians and the 1000th anniversary festival

As Hanoi prepares to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of its founding, take a close look to four temples built to protect the city from all direction

1. East: Bach Ma Temple
The oldest of the four sacred sites is Bach ma (White Horse) Temple, located at 76 Hang Buom Street, Hanoi. Bach Ma Temple was built in the ninth century to worship Long Do (Dragon’s Belly) – a patron saint of Hanoi. Legend has it that Cao Bien, a Tang Dynasty official, try to use his magic power to overcome a deity, but lost. He is said to have built an altar to exorcise the spirit on this site

Read more 0 Comments

Weird Seattle: Best Tours and Festivals

Seattle? Weird? The home of pocket protectors and black, horn rimmed glasses? Well, yes. Don’t forget this is the very same Seattle that produced Jimi Hendrix, the Grunge movement and Kurt Cobain. Sure, there are enough geeks to fill the busses every morning on the way to Redmond but there are still plenty of ex Hippies and apathetic, flannel clad guitar players to keep Seattle interesting. Welcome to Weird Seattle.

Read more 0 Comments