Austin is in the midst of SXSW, an annual festival of film, interactive media, music and conferences. It’s an event where you can catch a keynote speech by Elon Musk before heading to a music festival featuring rapper Action Bronson, as well as everything in between.
Look around and you’ll also discover SXSW’s home of Austin to be a fascinating place in of itself. A city renowned for its live music and distinct culture, it has more recently undergone a change as new demographics move in and the unique social fabric of the city changes. The result is a city that moves between its old and new, with every resident holding their own opinion on exactly where Austin is heading.
With Friday the 13th looming over superstitious minds, we’re inspired by the likes of our Chinese companions who aren’t as tied to the number being unlucky, along with people like Frano Selak who has cheated death seven times then won the Croatian lottery to look at the luck in this revolving universe. We’ve looked at some of the luckiest places to travel this Friday 13th, turning the superstitious tradition on it’s backside.
The New Year is upon us. Here’s what we celebrated this week to kick off 2017.
Celebrated: Black and White Carnival (Carnaval de Blancos y Negros)
Place: Pasto, Colombia
Date: 2 January
How chozun celebrated: Face painting, music and you bet, we danced
chozun 途赞 celebrated far more than Christmas this week! With so many exciting things to celebrate around the world, here’s a snapshot of our #chozunaday.
Celebrated: Boxing Day
Place: Victoria, Australia (and, well, around the world)
Date: 26 December
How chozun celebrated: Sharing video footage of traditions that happen around the world on Boxing Day! There are Morris Dancers in the UK, Test Cricket, and some head up the coast to extend their Christmas break! (more…)