An archipelago with over 17,500 islands, Indonesia is not just about beaches and beach bums. There are so many traditions here and each community has its own unique cultural performances and dance dramas. Here are five of my favourites.
Lakshmi Sharath is a travel blogger and writer who quit her media career to be a professional vagabond. Read her travel stories at A Travel Blog of an Indian Backpacker at www.lakshmisharath.com.
Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain after Madrid and the capital of Catalonia province, is a clear favourite of the tourists. Football, fun and food lure people here. But there is an artistic facet to this ancient city. One man in particular has left his legacy behind in avant-garde monuments, in colourful tiles, in curved walls and roofs, in twisted columns and spiral chimneys, in a distinctive architectural style that stands for Antoni Gaudí.
03/08/2015 8:28 AM IST