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The Mid-Autumn Festival is a big three-day holiday that Chinese people celebrate by going home to their families, so tickets tend to sell out on long-distance trains and buses as people from the mainland try to go back home. The Mid-Autumn Festival The Mid-Autumn Festival occurs while it is still late summer in Southern China. The Mid-Autumn festival synchronises with the 15th day of the 8th month on the Lunar calendar. As the locals head out, it would be a great time to stay at luxury hotels in Macau and explore the emptied city. Chinese Believe the Moon is the Brightest The Chinese believe that the moon is at its brightest in fall. The Mid-Autumn Festival doesn’t occur on a full moon day but often the cycles …

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While Macau may be full of glitz, glamour and gaming at its lavish casinos, this destination has a rich history too. A great place to start your journey of discovery would be Senado Square. Getting There Senado Square can be found in the Historic Centre of Macau which has been named as a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Within a 12 minute drive from Hotel Okura Macau, this site can be reached by public bus services including the following routes which have stops nearby: 3, 6A, 18A, 33, N1A. What to Expect A visit to Senado Square with its old world charm offers a fascinating contrast to the atmosphere you will find at luxury hotels in Macau. Home to neo-classical buildings, a mosaic-tiled pavement, an old post office …

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During the month of April, Sri Lanka celebrates a festival known as the ‘Sinhalese and Tamil New Year’, which is a major anniversary celebrated by most Sri Lankans. It is a time in which not only Sinhalese, but all Sri Lankans come together as one to celebrate. Astrology Astrology plays a rather important role in Avurudu, as the dawn of the new year doesn’t take place at a specific time every year. The auspicious or ‘nakath’ time is specified according to astrological calculations. The duration of time between the old year and new year can take as long as 12 hours and 48 minutes, this is because of the sun crossing he astrological border of the House of Pisces to House of Aries. Every part …

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Since Christianity isn’t a popular religion in Thailand, Christmas may not come across as unconventional in this country. New Year, on the other hand, is a celebration that goes big in the local community. Tropical Christmas Christmas may not be an official holiday in Thailand, nevertheless, the day is celebrated even though not on a grand scale. What’s unique in Koh Samui is that Christmas has a tropical feel to it rather than the usual wintery feel. If you are curious to know if Santa visits Koh Samui, well, he certainly does and in the most eccentric ways at that!   Things to know Since the rains hit Thailand in November, this weather condition can carry on to December as well. However, the weather may …

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When it comes to New Year’s Eve Krabi has plenty to put forward to travellers, from lush greens to busy markets. Ride around Hire a car or bicycle and head off. Krabi has amazing scenery, and a bike ride is the best way to truly enjoy it all. From the lush green forests to limestone karsts that jut out from the deep sea, it’s a sight for the sore eyes. Warm dips Located in a small jungle, close to the Khao Phra Bang Khram Nature Reserve, the hot springs are pools that have been created from the water in smooth rocks, with the hot water passing through volcanic chambers. Beach parties Beach parties are an obvious hit when it comes to New Year Eve plans …

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Despite the recent conflict and blockade of Qatar by some of the other countries in the Middle East, Qatar is still a Go-To destination and with good reason! Keep reading this awesome guide on what exactly you could do during your free stopover in Qatar! Doha Fort Also known as Al Koot, this historical fortress in located in the heart of Souq Waqif in Doha. Built in the 19th century, the Doha Fort is a popular tourist attraction and is a great way for visitors to learn about the country’s history and the history of the fort. Souq Waqif Souq Waqif is a great place to shop, eat and stay at! There are many Souq Waqif hotels to choose from if you want to spend a day …

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