Mauritius: Culture and Cuisine

The Mauritian gourmet experience reflects the country’s rich fusion of Indian, French, Creole and Chinese influences, offering an eclectic mix of flavours. Heading out to experience the local entertainment is a must to gain an understanding of this special country and its people. One of the treasures of Mauritius is its street food and Port Continue Reading

Mauritius: Festivals

Mauritius spans the cultural spectrum in terms of religion, with Christians, Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists co-existing harmoniously. This melting pot lends itself to a diverse experience for the traveller, who can witness centuries of beliefs and traditions at the various festivals throughout the year.   Chinese New Year Mauritian Chinese celebrate the new year in Continue Reading

Taiwan: The National Palace Museum

The National Palace Museum (NPM), located in Taipei and Chiayi, Taiwan, has a permanent collection of nearly 700,000 ancient Chinese artifacts and artworks, from the Neolithic age to the modern era. Most are imperial pieces collected by Chinese emperors, making the NPM’s ancient Chinese art collection the largest and the finest in the world. The Continue Reading