Urla is a slow paced town a 45 minute bus ride away from Izmir, dominated by the blue waters of the Aegean and grayish-green olive trees. Moreover, Urla’s history dates back more than 5,000 years. It’s home to the oldest known olive oil press.
Chinese travelers are now the top source of tourism cash in the world, according to a new report by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Boosted by a rising Chinese currency, Chinese travelers spent a record US$102 billion on international tourism in 2012, a 40 percent rise from US$73 billion in 2011.
Bruce Lee only once visited his ancestral home in Shunde, a two-hour boat ride from Hong Kong. Nonetheless, the district built an RMB 100 million amusement center to honor the legacy of the legendary butt-kicker. In 2008, the museum unveiled a giant statue and 1,000 items of memorabilia. The best is still to come: Bruce Lee robot-mannequins and a roller coaster that emits his signature squawks.
It’s no secret that Chinese would rather eat cartilage, bones, skin, bowels or any other inedible bit of an animal, rather than a fleshy piece of meat.
During the Good Friday in Philippines, Men there whipe their backs untill they are totally full of blood and allow themselves to be crucified. It's a decades old practice that takes place predominantly in Pampanga province by devout Catholics as a penance or to give thanks to God.
Les Puces (The Fleas) is what locals call Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, the largest antique market in the world at Porte de Clignancourt. Covering seven hectares it’s awash every Saturday, Sunday and part of Monday with a heaving mass of humanity. Go early to see it at its best, and to avoid too much of a struggle to see the rest.
The country's most popular question is "What's in meal today?" especially since Lebanon is jammed with incredible restaurants, street-food stalls and bakeries.
Japan's prettiest national pastime of hanami, or cherry blossom viewing, has got off to its earliest start ever. The Meteorological Agency oof Japan announced the beginning of cherry blossom season over the weekend.
Near the Pest side of the Great Liberty Bridge is located a Great Market Hall of Budapest. This Great market hall was opened for the first time in a 19th century and was deemed as the world's largest market with state of the art lightning and refrigeration.
Gypsy caravans have gone from rare relic to two-a-penny at posh campsites across Britain, thanks to the popularity of glamping. Having a tour on such caravans is a sort of fun especially for teenagers and children. Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you travel on quiet country roads, stopping to set up camp in wild meadows or by lakes or rivers.