What do you get when you combine delicious food with a thrilling, gravity-defying experience? Flying Sauces restaurant, located at the Soneva Fushi resort in the Maldives, has the answer.
The True History of the Piñata
The piñata is a staple in Mexican culture. However, the first records of piñatas don’t come from Mexico or even Spain. The earliest records actually point to Asia — China, to be specific — as the origin of the beloved piñata.
New Short Film Follows 90-Year-Old Fisherman Fighting Ocean Pollution
A new short film, titled “Voice Above Water” and directed by San Francisco director Dana Frankoff, offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of 90-year-old Wayan Nyo, a Balinese fisherman dedicated to collecting and recycling plastic found in the ocean.
Experience Stone-Cold Stares in Japan’s Statue Village
If you travel into the mountains of Toyama, Japan, you’ll stumble upon a hidden village. Instead of citizens, though, this village, known as Fureai Sekibutsu no Sato, is filled with statues of Japanese townspeople.
When Life Gives Ruby Silvious Tea Bags, She Makes Art
When you’ve finished drinking tea, do you throw away the teabag? Ruby Silvious doesn’t. Instead, she uses it to create art. Silvious is a Philippines-born, United States-based artist. She uses tea bags as canvases to create gorgeous and intricate watercolor paintings.
Kairakuen Garden Installation Turns Nature Into Art
In the spring of 2021, one of Japan’s most iconic landmarks, Kairakuen Garden, will undergo a major transformation. teamLab, which describes itself as a digital art and design collective, recently released a series of images of its new Kairakuen Garden installation.
10 Spectacular Winter Wonderlands Around the World
It doesn’t matter where you are in the world or how you celebrate. A stunning winter scene can always brighten up the darkest and coldest months. Need ideas for picturesque winter wonderlands to check out? From Québec City to Harbin, here’s a collection of our favorite winter destinations!
Lugu Lake: China’s Progressive ‘Kingdom of Women’
Nestled deep in the hidden valleys of Yunnan, China, east of the Himalayas and abutting the blue waters of Lugu Lake, sits a community of inhabitants known as the Mosuo people. And like most members of this community, they collectively share several similarities—traits, ideals, morals, beliefs. What sets this group apart from the rest of their mainland counterparts is their surprisingly modern approach to Chinese tradition. In this mysterious and unspoiled region, known as the “Kingdom of Women,” men take a backseat.
The Cliffside Cemeteries of Sagada, Philippines
In the remote Mountain Province of Sagada, Philippines, the natives practice a burial ritual that draws curious visitors and photographers from countries all over the world. For over 2,000 years, the Sagada people have laid their deceased residents to rest in coffins that dangle from the side of Sagada’s steep Echo Valley cliffs as well as inside its many caves.
Thai Resort Makes Waking up With Elephants a Reality
The heart of Thailand beats thunderously for its elephants, at least that is what history and folklore have demonstrated. The relationship between the Thai people and these gentle giants features heavily throughout much of Asian iconography. But there’s more.