5 bizarre delicacies from around the world

One man’s trash may be another man’s treasure, in the same way one country’s delicacy can be another’s food taboo. The world has diverse cultures and with that, diverse palates, food preferences and delicacies. Here are some interesting delicacies from around the world:

Tuna eyeballs – Japan

If you have no qualms with a meal that looks you straight in the eye before you devour it, then go ahead and order a serving of tuna eyeballs the next time you’re in Japan. To cook them, the eyeballs are simply boiled and seasoned.

Kopi luwak or cat poop coffee – Indonesia

Coffee beans eaten, digested and…
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5 bizarre delicacies from around the world

Top Destinations for travellers under 35

It was once thought that millennials preferred to travel to the world’s party capitals, but the No Regrets List compiled by travel giant Contiki shows a different picture. The company surveyed 5 000 travellers between 18 and 35, and drew up a list of the top 20 destinations and experiences that most interested the group.

Blue Lagoon

At the top was Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, an experience unmatched in any part of the world. Travellers can enjoy the skin-rejuvenating benefits of the waters of the warm lagoon in a setting that’s as beautiful as the name…
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Top Destinations for travellers under 35

Taiwan bans dog and cat meat for eating

Taiwan, the island east of China has made an unprecedented move by banning the sale of and consumption of dog and cat meat, making it the first country in Asia to do so.

The law comes in as an amendment in to the nation’s animal protection laws, making eating dogs and cats illegal by the The Legislative Yuan.

The Central News Agency reported that imprisonment of up to two years and fines of between $6 524 and 65 434 could be handed down to those found bringing deliberate harm or death to pets.

The practice of eating dogs and cats has been recorded…
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Taiwan bans dog and cat meat for eating

Stats SA reveals that tourists increased by 2,8% in January 2017

Tourism in South Africa increased by 2,8% in January 2017 compared to the same period in the previous year. This was the result of 3 815 402 travellers passing through the country’s ports of entry according to the latest report by Statistics SA on 27 March. The bulk of the tourists  (96,8%) were travelling on holiday while 1,9% were travelling on business.

Of these travellers, 995 727 were South African citizens while the remaining 2 819 676 travellers were foreigners with 1 559 295 of the foreign travellers were made up of 120 373 non-visitors and 1 438 922 visitors. 398 388 of the visitors arrived and…
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Stats SA reveals that tourists increased by 2,8% in January 2017

Love pretty buildings? Explore the world through Architectural Adventures

We all have our travel quirks or passions. For some, its all about adventure while for others, it’s about experiencing new flavours through food. But now there’s something for the travellers that appreciate old city buildings or majestic churches,  Architectural Adventures offer travel itineraries of your dreams.

Architectural Adventure is a travel programme launched by the American Institute of Architects. The itinerary will not only appeal to travellers in the profession itself, but will tap into the culture and history of each city travelled to.

Travellers will roam the cities led by locals who are actual architects, offering unparalleled insights into the buildings and…
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Love pretty buildings? Explore the world through Architectural Adventures

TOKYO AND ALL ITS ODDITIES

Asia is easily a top contender on any travel bucket list. Japan, which reached a record of 24 million tourists in 2016, proves as testament. This was a 21,8% increase from the previous year. While it hosts travellers from across the globe, it was travellers from as close as China, South Korea and Taiwan that dominated the pool of the recorded influx.

Trevor Crighton shares his experience with getting to grips with Tokyo’s oddities and extremes – and how it was all worth it.

A polite cough at my shoulder draws my attention from my phone. Gesturing at it, the woman looks at me and…
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TOKYO AND ALL ITS ODDITIES