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Strange attractions to visit

The world is full of strange things and the UK is no exception to this. A day trip out or a weekend away from Norwich provides the perfect opportunity to experience these bizarre attractions. The Devil’s Punchbowl: just the name of it is bizarre and intriguing. This mysterious pond, not far from Thetford, randomly fills…

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Lunar New Year across Asia

As an Indonesian of Chinese descent, Lunar New Year is a celebrated holiday close to my heart. Red pockets, lots of cakes, traditional meals, family gatherings and paying respect to deceased family members are among several of the many things we do during this festive occasion. Lunar New Year itself simply refers to the beginning…

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Don’t bin traditions

It’s important not to bin traditions simply because they may be old, no longer relevant or are perhaps now offensive by today’s standards. Should we not be able to hold onto things for tradition’s sake? There needs to be progression and society will often move on from the old ways. But at what cost? A…

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Finding the Rainbow Nation in rural South Africa

When thinking of South Africa, the term Rainbow Nation usually comes to mind. South Africa is often dubbed a Rainbow Nation because of its diverse and vibrant culture. This is certainly true when looking at the country as a whole, but when you delve deeper into the individual states of South African society, it becomes…