by Madam ZoZo
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Where creativity and travel meet

In Creativity you will find inspiration for a creative lifestyle, including the scientifically proven link between creativity and travel; destinations that most inspire; and fun travel related DIY projects for those crafty cats among us.


Creative thinking

Increased creativity is one of the awesome psychological benefits of travel, and don’t we know it! No one needs to tell us that travel feeds our creative souls and lifestyle, but the science and psychology behind how and why is fascinating. Furthermore, understanding what is behind the brain-building benefits of travel can also help us continue to develop and nurture our creativity when at home.


Travelling creatives

Enjoy the stories and work of creative professionals who love to travel. The Travelling Creative series gives you a glimpse of the world through their lens’ as photographers, designers, performers and artists. The series highlights destinations where creative people from all walks of life and a variety of creative fields, have found duende!



As a self-confessed “Martha Stewart type,” Madam ZoZo loves to get hands-on. Whether it is photography and learning local handicrafts in the field throughout her travels, or crafting her own souvenirs and mementoes on return. Madam ZoZo shares her favourite tips, tricks and projects to get crafty and creative.

“Creativity takes courage”- Henri Matisse, artist

Buddhist Architecture 101: What is a Pagoda

Don’t you hate it when you get your pagodas crossed with your dagobas?! Well maybe not, but if you’re travelling through East Asia you’ll hear a lot of confusing references and generalised…

Buddhist Architecture 101 Part 2: Stupa

In Buddhist Architecture 101: What is a Pagoda?, I mentioned that pagodas evolved from the stupas of ancient Nepal.  In Part 2, I elaborate a little on the interesting history, purpose and symbolism…

Buddhist Architecture 101 Part 3: Wat or Not?

In Part 1 of Buddhist Architecture 101, I defined the purpose of a pagoda; in Part 2 I elaborated on the significance of stupas. Part 3 will delve into the wat. A wat is a complex that…

Highlights of Laos: The Underdog of Asia Travel

Shinning Laos highlights, from gilt Buddhist wats to shimmering waterfalls and plenty of culture and adventure in between.

Pins and Needles – Thaipusam in Singapore

You have never had pins and needles like this! Thaipusam, a festival commemorating the feats of Hindu God, Lord Subramaniam, is notable for the sacrificial piercing of devotees flesh. Thaipusam is celebrated…

Incan Symbols: Ancient Mystery or Modern Myth?

Ancient Incan symbols passed down by the mystical empire…or a modern-day myth? While travelling high in Peruvian Andes discovering what was once the centre of the Incan empire, I fell in love…

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