Category Archives: Cultural Travel

Beautiful images of Indonesia captured in a TVC!

By Dian Hasan | August 31, 2009

Sumba Island, East of Bali, featured in the Citra Lotion TVC

Sumba Island, East of Bali, featured in the Citra Lotion TVC

Pay less attention to what this Indonesian TV Commercial is peddling (beauty lotion), and instead enjoy the beautiful shots of women and landscape in what is arguably the world’s least-known large country, Indonesia. Shot in Bali, Java and Sumba.


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Filed under Adventure Travel, Asia, Bali, Cultural Tourism, Cultural Travel, Ecotourism, Indonesia, Java

Live like Genghis Khan ~ Three Camels Lodge, Gobi Desert, Mongolia

By Dian Hasan | August 19, 2009

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For all the adventure and thrill seekers, who never exhaust in seeking new adventures across the globe, glamping like Genghis Khan, replete with yurts (Mongolian tents) amid the splendor of the Mongolian desert, is now an option. Three Camel Lodge is no slacker of an eco lodge either, and takes its responsible tourism mission very seriously. Actively empowers the local community, pursues sustainable environmental practices, and helps preserve the traditions and cultures of Gobi Desert nomadic tribes, and protect its wildlife.

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Filed under Adventure Travel, Asia, Cultural Tourism, Cultural Travel, Green Hotels & Resorts, Mongolia, Responsible Travel

Sleek & Chic ~ La Purificadora, Puebla, Mexico

La Purificadora_Puebla_MX_www.designhotels.com_purity_hotel_200When discussing style and Mexico in one sentence, one name immediately comes to mind, and it’s not even from the rag trade. Grupo Habita, purveyor of stylish hotels that have put Mexico on the design map – one destination at a time. The latest addition to Habita’s brood of chic hotels comes La Purificadora, in the little colonial city of Puebla (on the road from Mexico City to Oaxaca) that is now firmly on the fashionistas travel radar.

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Filed under Central America, Cultural Tourism, Cultural Travel, Mexico