Festivals, events and the local cuisine can provide some of the most interesting insights into other cultures.
The smaller, less well known festivals can be some of the most interesting to experience as they are not overcrowded with tourists and commercial ventures. We have some excellent recommendations for festivals in Taiwan, Turkey, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
Experiencing and experimenting with local cuisine can be one of the most enjoyable parts of a trip and can inspire long lasting changes in your daily eating habits and tastes. We have an interesting contribution about Mauritian cuisine, which is surprisingly diverse.
Please let us know if you have any contributions to add to inspire other travellers.