Tag: culture

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Welcome to the Gili Islands, Lombok


The Gili Islands off the north-west coast of Lombok, Indonesia, are truly special. The tropical island getaway has something for everyone; picturesque white sandy beaches, stunning coral reef, deep turquoise seas and most favourably, no cars, no motorbikes and no distractions. The word ‘Gili’ actually means ‘small islands’, with the most popular of the small island locations being Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili … Read More Welcome to the Gili Islands, Lombok

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – Abu Dhabi


If you are visiting the UAE, consider taking a 1.5 hr ride to Abu Dhabi to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. The sheer opulence and beauty is truly breathe-taking. Entrance and guided tours are free. In our opinion, a definite Must see. Remember that this a holy place and be respectful. Appropriate dress can be provided. Note: check the guided tour schedules as they … Read More Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – Abu Dhabi

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Celebrating Diversity


With so much ignorance and anger in the world today, we want to take a moment to appreciate & celebrate cultural diversity and our own individual uniqueness, heritage and journey through life. In the words of Michelle Obama “When they go low…we go high”…  

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Original Valentine’s Day Gifts


Forget teddy bear and chocolates. Be original, buy original, and say I love you with an original art piece from Saatchi Art online. Here is a selection of great Valentine’s Day gift ideas for those that deserve something unique… …Alphabet Lifestyle Top Tip:  SAVE 10% on originals and prints for Valentine’s Day Use code Valentine10 at checkout. ‘SEXY GIRL WITH A GUN ABSTRACT ‘ by Cherie Steinberg ‘Lovers’ by Pedro Abreu  … Read More Original Valentine’s Day Gifts

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Smile


Do you ever stumble across a photo that just makes you smile? 😀 See more images by Mata Arif here.    

The Human Race


A beautiful collection of cultural images taken from http://arteide.org/it Source: http://arteide.org/it 

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……And all that jazz!


“The real power of Jazz is that a group of people can come together and create improvised art and negotiate their agendas… and that negotiation is the art” – Wynton Marsalis from ‘Jazz, a film by Ken Burns.’      

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Souq Waqif, Qatar


  Discover the heart and soul of Qatar at the Souq Waqif, a hubbub of

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Katara Cultural Village


Alphabet Lifestyle visits Katara Cultural Village, Doha, Qatar. No visit to Doha would be complete without a visit to Katara Cultural Village. The village includes a theatre, art galleries – hosting modern and local Qatari art, an opera house and the piece de resistance; an open amphitheatre. The project was conceptualised to reflect the heritage of Qatar through traditional architecture. The Katara Opera House is home to the … Read More Katara Cultural Village

Royal Guards, Doha.


Katara Doha , Qatar.


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Bali


10 days in Bali The Pan Pacific Nirwana Resort and Spa was a welcome relief to an incredibly long journey to Bali due to cancelled flights and airport delays as a result of volcanic ash (but that’s another story!). Even though we arrived in the dark, the hotel was gorgeous. The tropical fruit drink, the scent infused refreshing towels, the friendly staff and the … Read More Bali