As another year of travel adventures draws to a close, I’m packing my suitcase and heading home Downunder for the first time in 18months. If you are fortunate enough to put your feet up over the silly season and are looking to catch up on some reading, may I suggest you begin with the Duende readers’ favourite posts of 2016—just in case you missed them the first time!
3 Ways to Turn Foreign Coins Into Ultimate Souvenirs
Got foreign currency lingering in a desk drawer or weighing down your wallet? Here’s a little inspiration for turning them into something special.
Kawara: Decoding Roof Tiles of Japan
Kawara, traditional roof tiles of Japan, not only keep the rain out, they have personality, meaning and spiritual symbolism.
10 Things I Learnt the Hard Way in NYC
Even with Google at your fingertips, a Lonely Planet in your back pocket, and oodles of research there are still mistakes or at least lessons to be learnt in travel – that is part of its charm.
Decoding Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year rituals are thought to have significant influence on how the year ahead proceeds. Avoid inauspicious pitfalls with these 9 lucky omens!
Five Fun Ways To Experience New Cultures
There are so many different ways to approach deeper cultural exploration, and here are five of my tried and tested favourites.
Art on the St. – Miami
If there is a street art heaven, this might be it – Wynwood, Miami. Wall to wall splattered, stroked and sprayed with luminous colour in countless styles.
A Catelogue of Cuba’s Classic Cars
Need I explain why Cuba’s classic cars are so cool? I’m not even a “car person” and I could sit in a street-side bar for hours, mojito in hand, watching this living museum of automobiles parade by.
Art on the Street – Tulum, Mexico
Seeded by an urban art project, the Tulum street art scene has exploded! Murals are popping up all over the jungle enshrouded town on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
Exploring Historic Philadelphia Architecture
Whether you’re the French Imperialist or Greek Revival type, an Art Deco modernist or Federation fanatic, Philadelphia’s architecture has something for you.
Art by Nature – Ice & Snow
A pictorial about finding the beauty in winter by a self-confessed tropical butterfly.