Northern Ireland has an interesting history, not least because of the sectarian violence known as the Troubles that lasted from the late 1960s until 1996.
These days you can get to know more about the history on a number of walking tours. One of the most famous is a daily one called “A History of Terror,” which describes the path to peace. It takes around two hours to complete the 1.5-mile route, which takes you past some of the most iconic sites from the time.
Another interesting aspect of this history is the murals, painted on the sides of buildings around town. Most of the murals are found in west Belfast, where the Protestant areas meet Catholic areas. Walking tours here explain the history of the murals and their importance in Northern Irish culture.
Those more interested in ancient history can take a tour around the archaeological sites. There is Newgrange, a burial site that dates to 3200 BC; The Hill of Tara, capital of the island until 1169; and the ancient coronation stone known as The Stone of Destiny. There is a huge amount of Irish history and mythology to learn about at each of these sites.
Santa Monica, California, has such an incredible array of restaurants and bars, it can be difficult to choose one. Rustic Canyon on Wilshire Boulevard makes it easy to decide; the restaurant manages to clearly set itself apart from the rest.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Many travelers are exchanging their regular home lives for a more exciting life abroad. However, no matter where in the world you visit, money is needed to live a comfortable life. Gaining work experience abroad can diversity a resume and open opportunities worldwide. For travelers who wish to live a more nomadic lifestyle, getting a short-term job in a country is also a great option. This will ensure travelers have enough money to get by and give them experience. Before leaving for a country or while in a foreign land, travelers can use the internet to find jobs or local resources.
One of the best ways to experience and learn more about a culture is by looking for and picking through the local markets. Depending on the destination, markets can be found in the out-of-the-way nooks and crannies of larger cities or can function as attractions on their own merit.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.