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Robust baht, travel trends rattle Thai tourism market

Robust baht, travel trends rattle Thai tourism market

BANGKOK: A strong Thai baht and a slowdown in arrivals from China are battering the kingdom’s moneymaking tourism machine even as the country hopes to welcome a record 40 million visitors by the end of the year. Most travellers to Thailand are from China and other countries in the region, but ...

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The enduring influence of the Etruscans on Italian culture

The enduring influence of the Etruscans on Italian culture

D.H. LAWRENCE was fascinated by the Etruscans. The English writer referred to the “lost” ways of the ancient Italian civilisation in his letters; in poems he imagined the people as “long-nosed, sensitive-footed, subtly-smiling”, yet “evasive and different”. In 1926 he had the idea to write a study of “Etruscan things”, ...

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Eat Your Way Across Italy

Eat Your Way Across Italy

Planning a trip to Italy is half about the history and beauty and half about the food. Enjoying everything that Italian cuisine has to offer can be daunting, especially since most of the really exciting options are outside the big cities. To help foodie travelers get the most out of ...

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Summer seaweed invasion taking a toll on Mexico

Summer seaweed invasion taking a toll on Mexico

Caption Close TULUM, Mexico – It started washing ashore in the Caribbean eight years ago, the smelly, yellow-brown seaweed known as sargassum. Then, just as mysteriously, it disappeared. Now the avalanche of algae is becoming an annual event – with increasingly dire consequences. This year, tons of the seaweed have ...

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Carthage exhibition at the Colosseum in Rome

Carthage exhibition at the Colosseum in Rome

Carthago. The immortal myth at the Colosseum and Roman Forum.27 Sept-29 March. The history and culture of one of the most powerful and fascinating cities of the ancient Mediterranean will be celebrated with a large-scale exhibition entitled Carthago. The immortal myth, from 27 September until 29 March 2020. The Colosseum, the ...

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