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Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival: Origins

This is not for the faint-hearted. Phuket tourism is usually associated with clear sandy beaches and a happening nightlife, not so much for boy piercing and other acts of self mortification. Welcome to Phuket’s annual Vegetarian Festival where people pierce their cheeks with knives, skewers and all manner of sharp objects to invoke the Gods.  Full Article…


Kopi Luwak – not your regular Cuppa !

Once upon a time, in the early eighteenth century, the islands that comprise modern Indonesia were referred to as the Dutch East Indies (yes, because they were being colonized by the Dutch during that time). They went on to establish coffee plantations on the islands. Unlike Java and Sumatra, however, it is widely argued that  Full Article…