Christmas in the Czech Republic is full of many unique traditions and customs and one of the most popular involves single women throwing their shoes out the door.
Christmas in Ukraine might leave most tourists baffled with all the spiders and webs used to adorn Christmas trees.
Christmas in Catalonia involves a unique display of humor with nativity scenes being spiked with funny caganers.
Krampus being jolly old St. Nicholas’ "happy" helper is one story that will keep you in the nice list all year long.
A bucket of chicken, a slice of cake, and some wine are all it takes to celebrate Christmas in Japan.
Christmas in Slovakia is one of the most colorful celebrations in the world with traditions that include throwing loksa at the ceiling.
Christmas Day Swim in Ireland, a holiday tradition of swimming through icy waters, is one to dive for.
One of the many traditions all over the world that revolve around Christmas is "burning the devil" in Guatemala but what could "burning the devil" mean?
Finishing our A Ba Ka of Philippine Souvenirs series, let’s turn our attention to the yummy treat called yema.
Souvenirs can be items that bear the unwritten trademark of a place. It’s a little bit like remembering Japan when you see sushi or Russia when you see fur hats. Nearing the finish line for our A Ba Ka of the Philippine Souvenirs series, let’s look at Walis. Wa for Walis It doesn’t matter where… Continue reading The A Ba Ka of Philippine Souvenirs: Wa for Walis
The idea behind taking home souvenirs is somewhat similar to commemorating a special event. In the case of traveling and exploration, we, as tourists, tend to go about shopping for something that would remind us of our latest adventure. Of course, sometimes, we plan our travels according to a certain purpose. For example, we visit… Continue reading The A Ba Ka of Philippine Souvenirs: U for Ukay-Ukay
Often, souvenirs are a way to make a statement, an advertisement, or an invitation for more people to come over and visit. At times it is like a preview of what we could expect once we get there.
Aside from being a decorative piece, souvenirs can also be functional. Come to think of it, most of the time, these are everyday items used by the locals of the places we visit.
The rattan is one of the many versatile raw materials that can be found in the tropical country of the Philippines. This is why every time you go handicraft store hopping in your Philippine travels, you will see rattan products left and right.
It was 2006 when the biggest natural clam pearl in the world was found in the Philippines. For 10 years, it lay quiet under the bed of the fisherman who found it until he decided it was time to have the 34kg pearl checked out. https://www.instagram.com/p/BJjjxuZDrBA/?igshid=1qmnjf7up5g0v The Pa article for the A Ba Ka of… Continue reading The A Ba Ka of Philippine Souvenirs: Pa for Perlas