Festival

Behind the Venetian masks – “Giving Souls to the Masks”

Behind the Venetian masks – “Giving Souls to the Masks”

If you have been mesmerised by the splendid, mysterious and sophisticated masks that flood the streets of Venice do not hesitate to wander around the alleys to admire the making of them – here talented artisans give souls to the beautiful artworks. Venetian masks, as well as many other traditional handicraft products, are the quintessence […]

Music of Communal Houses

Music of Communal Houses

“The Communal House is the cradle of culture, a place to keep spiritual memories and the history of the Vietnamese community alive, and where the traditions of Vietnam are still followed.” The small auditorium of Le Space is dark and filled with many foreign audience members. The stage is quite simple, not all sparkles. The […]

Who is who?

Who is who?

Once upon a time there was a city in which people never went out showing their real face. Everyday, they became a different person with the help of intricate masks. This city was Venice and until the 18th century, anyone not wearing a mask when going out was considered strange. Today Venice is not only […]

Quest Festival – Art, music & revelling in nature

Quest Festival – Art, music & revelling in nature

(#wanderlusttips #Questfestival) The quiet forest awakens with the burning passionate sound of music and beautiful artistic performances that resonate deeply with everybody. Thu Phuong, a marketer in Hanoi, has heard about big and exciting music festivals being held in nature in the West, but she never thought she would have this experience in her own […]

Tropical Christmas

Tropical Christmas

(#wanderlusttips) No snow, no fireplace or reindeer, but celebrating a tropical Christmas is no less exciting and colourful. Visit the shopping and entertainment paradises Hong Kong or Singapore, join the Filipinos in wishing for a New Year’s blessings or have a hot Christmas in Australia, land of the Kangaroos. Join Wanderlust Tips as we explore what’s […]

A spiritual journey connecting past and present

A spiritual journey connecting past and present

(#wanderlusttips #Vietnamtradition #Tuphu) It is difficult to imagine the “len dong” (séances through mediums) ritual when seeing it as a performance on stage. Being quite a sensitive ritual in places of worship, including temples and shrines, any replication must take place on spiritual and cultural stages. Tu Phu stage offers its audience a realistic, virtuous […]

Windsor Plaza to host Oktoberfest Vietnam 12th

Windsor Plaza to host Oktoberfest Vietnam 12th

(#wanderlusttips #windsorplaza #Oktoberfest) Oktoberfest, the famous German beer festival, will be celebrated at Windsor Plaza from October 6-8 and continuing on October 12-15, marking the consecutive 12 years of the hotel’s hosting for this effevescent event. Windsor Plaza Hotel brings in the authentic atmosphere of the traditional Oktoberfest from Munich with an opening ceremony featuring […]

Psy to kick of Boryeong Mud Festival

Psy to kick of Boryeong Mud Festival

(#wanderlusttips #BoryeongMudFestival) K-pop singer Psy on Saturday performed at the opening ceremony of this year’s Boryeong Mud Festival, an annual event held every summer in Boryeong, a town approximately 200 kilometers south of Seoul, Korea. Psy showcased 10 songs including “Right Now,” “Gangnam Style,” and “Gentleman” for about an hour. He is mostly known for his […]