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#Local People and Traditions

La Tomatina: The ultimate messy protest?

Does Europe’s biggest food fight have its roots in political unrest, or are its supposed revolutionary connections nothing more than pulp fiction?

by Sarah Marshall

The Wall of Tears in the Galápagos

Guidebook writer and Galápagos expert Regis St Louis looks at one of the harrowing tales that give this archipelago an infamous air.

by Regis St Louis

6 tips to survive a night of drinking in Korea

Thirsty for a genuine ‘taste’ of Korea? Alcohol takes up a decent percentage of it by volume! Here’s six tips to help you through a night of drinking in the Land of the Morning Calm.

by Daniel Sendecki

The makers of Madagascar

With little more than the natural and recycled resources within their reach, Madagascar's Malagasy people combine tradition with need, and an entrepreneurial vision, to make useful and beautiful things.

by Kim McCabe

The sagas of Icelanders

Viking voyages, family feuds, and epic battles. Let these famous texts welcome you to the adventure of Iceland’s past

by Liz Beatty

Hue: The (secret) king of Vietnamese cuisine

National Geographic Travel's Digital Nomad Robert Reid shares his insider knowledge on the food of Hue. Grab those chopsticks and soup spoons, hungry readers.

by Robert Reid

Weird and wonderful worldly Christmases

Nearly naked Santas, a horned demon, and a squat toilet in the nativity certainly offer unique perspectives on traditions of the festive season.

by Paul Clammer