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Learning How Beautiful Turkish Carpets are Made on Louis Cristal Cruise
Culture / Lifestyle / Turkey

Learning How Beautiful Turkish Carpets are Made on Louis Cristal Cruise

“Just watching her makes my eyes, back and fingers hurt. But what a beautiful creation she is weaving and what an historic tradition she is continuing. “Every year it gets harder and harder to find weavers,” said Hakan Ogunc guiding us through a tour of Bulbul Mountain Looms. “Today, young people want to sit in … Continue reading »

Turkey Most Popular Vacation Destination for Jordanians this Eid
Culture / Holidays / Jordan / Turkey

Turkey Most Popular Vacation Destination for Jordanians this Eid

With Eid Al Fitr vacation starting Monday, Jordanians are flocking to seaside destinations, with Turkey topping the list. Outbound tour operators told The Jordan Times the majority of bookings are for all destinations in Turkey, including Istanbul, Antalya and Marmaris. “Although the number of vacationers is notably less than in previous years; a good number of Jordanians … Continue reading »

Exploring Washington DC’s Best Ethiopian Restaurants
Culture / Ethiopia / Food

Exploring Washington DC’s Best Ethiopian Restaurants

Washington, DC is commonly considered the second largest Ethiopian city in the world, second only to Addis Ababa, and it’s estimated that about 250,000 Ethiopians call DC home. Much of the influx of the Ethiopians in recent decades consisted of asylum-seekers fleeing civil war, but geopolitical implications of the Ethiopian presence in DC notwithstanding, their … Continue reading »

Vibrant Furniture Pieces Inspired by Iconic Masks of Mexico
Art / Culture / Mexico

Vibrant Furniture Pieces Inspired by Iconic Masks of Mexico

Mexican folk-art masks play an important part in the native culture. They are used in traditional dances, theatrical performances, rituals, and ceremonies, with the purpose being to convert the participants into other characters or beings. Though masks are not something traditionally associated with furniture, several masks of Mexico were used as the inspiration for a … Continue reading »

Australian Institute of Architects Recognizes Architectural Innovation Around the Globe
Architecture / Australia / Culture

Australian Institute of Architects Recognizes Architectural Innovation Around the Globe

The Australian Institute of Architects has revealed the five winners of its 2014 International Awards, which highlight projects tackled by Australian architects outside their home country. A luxury condominium in Bangkok, a Malaysian rainforest retreat, and the innovative Stonehenge Visitor’s Center were among the projects recognized. Taken from a total of 24 entries in all, … Continue reading »

Berlinale Short Film Collection to be Screened in Ha Noi
Culture / Film / Vietnam

Berlinale Short Film Collection to be Screened in Ha Noi

A collection of 10 short movies in the series Berlinale Shorts Go Abroad from the Berlin International Film Festival will be presented in Ha Noi next week. According to curator of the shorts, Maike Mia Hohne, the series present uncompromising films, which take an undisguised look at the present. The short movies deal with current … Continue reading »

Radio Symphonic Orchestra of Finland Opens Second Edition of RadiRo Festival
Culture / Finland / Music

Radio Symphonic Orchestra of Finland Opens Second Edition of RadiRo Festival

The second edition of the RadiRO Festival will open in Bucharest with an extraordinary concert of the Radio Symphonic Orchestra in Finland on September 20 at 7 pm at the Radio Hall, reports Hotnews. Sibelius, Beethoven, Grieg and Richard Strauss will be included in the program of the first appearance of the orchestra of the … Continue reading »