• Presenting operas by famous composer Giacomo Puccini, the Puccini Festival has been held in the town of Torre del Lago in Tuscany since 1930.
  • Over 150 hot air balloons rise up at Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. Held for four days at Ashton Court Estate, the event is usually preferred by families with kids.

DESTINATION

  • In Pursuit of Tea in Yunnan

    In Pursuit of Tea in Yunnan

    Situated at the gateway to Southeast Asia, and neighboring Burma, Laos, and Vietnam, Yunnan is a world apart, and very different from glamorous cities. Cultivated in its fertile land, the local tea continues to shape the way of life and flow of time. It is crossed by the mythical Mekong River, with a kaleidoscope of extraordinary landscapes...

CULTURE

  • Contemporary Art in Northern Turkey

    Contemporary Art in Northern Turkey

    The 6th Sinopale, International Sinop Biennale, is held under the theme Transition, and carries art to the northernmost corner of Turkey.
  • The Art Scene Turns to Istanbul

    The Art Scene Turns to Istanbul

    The 12th Contemporary Istanbul brings prominent contemporary artists in Turkey and the rest of the world together with galleries and collectors. The fair also comprises 5th Element, the sculpture exhibition in the park, and Plugin new media section. Turkish Airlines is the transportation sponsor of the event.

PEOPLE

  • "Beyond Imagination"

    "Beyond Imagination"

    You were studying philosophy when you decided to be an actor. Looking back at your 45-year-long career, what do you feel? Do you have any regrets? I'm living a life well beyond my imagination. Even wrong decisions carried my life into a different dimension. I don't regret any of my decisions; on the contrary, I always stand up for them. My...
  • "For Me, All Boundaries are Imaginary"

    "For Me, All Boundaries are Imaginary"

    Let’s start with an introduction. How would you describe yourself? Me? Alright. I grew up in New Jersey. After living in New York until the age of 10, we moved to the Dominican Republic. There, I went to school and took ballet classes, and returned to New York as a super-talented and trained dancer. My dancing career enabled me to cross paths...
  • I've Found the Joy of Life in Europe

    I've Found the Joy of Life in Europe

    You're married to one of the world's wealthiest businessmen. I thought you'd be less around after you got married and had a child but I was wrong. You have four new movies to be released. How do you find time for all this? It's like a complicated mathematical equation. I cannot stay away from my family longer than two weeks so I have to fit the...

CUISINE

  • Ottoman Royal Cuisine in Edirne

    Ottoman Royal Cuisine in Edirne

    Founded on the fertile land crisscrossed by the  Maritza, Arda, Tundzha and Ergene Rivers, Edirne was the capital of the Ottoman Empire for 88 years. Decorated with over 600 historical monuments, Edirne is a city which serves the most special examples of Ottoman royal cuisine. The road to the city is lined with fields populated with...
  • Sherbets in Ottoman Cuisine

    Sherbets in Ottoman Cuisine

    Sherbets are sweet beverages or sugary liquids used in desserts. They can be made with fruit, honey, rose and spices. The word "sherbet" derives from the Arabic word shariba, which means "to drink." Made in hundreds of versions, sherbet was consumed for centuries as a refreshing drink, especially in summer in Eastern civilizations, long before...

FROM THE MAGAZINE

  • In Pursuit of Tea in Yunnan

    In Pursuit of Tea in Yunnan

    Situated at the gateway to Southeast Asia, and neighboring Burma, Laos, and Vietnam, Yunnan is a world apart, and very different from glamorous cities. Cultivated in its fertile land, the local tea continues to shape the way of life and flow of time. It is crossed by the mythical Mekong River, with a kaleidoscope of extraordinary landscapes...
  • Chicago in All its Glory

    Chicago in All its Glory

    The skyline from the 103rd floor of Willis Tower, Chicago’s tallest building, is spectacular. There is the 65-story Marina City complex with two iconic petal-like towers. Built at the start of the third - and ongoing - wave of Chicago’s architectural innovation, the award-winning Aqua on the lakefront captures the imagination with its...
  • Samara: Brought to Life by the Volga

    Samara: Brought to Life by the Volga

    Friday - Upon Arrival Greet the morning atop the hill which is home to the Monument of Glory, a shining and giant silver structure that overlooks River Volga which feeds the city. Then walk towards Kuibysheva Square to gaze at the energetic youth skating, scootering and cycling by the Opera House. Make sure to visit Iversky Monastery and Gorky...