It’s quite the range of destinations, we know! All to be travelled one at a time, with some serious time on your hands to really soak in each culture’s offering. Here’s where chozun celebrated this week for #chozunaday, with a tip or two for each destination featured.
Where: Akaroa, New Zealand
What chozun celebrated: Waitangi Day
The whole of NZ celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document, on this date in 1840.
Heading to Akaroa?
On February 7th, 1940 Disney released their second ever full-length feature ‘Pinocchio’. It was originally a box-office disaster until its re-release in 1945! The original author of Pinocchio was Carlo Collodi – who was from beautiful & historic Tuscany, Italy.
Hidden Gems in Tuscany to check out:
Sovana – Quiet & quant village with delicious restaurants and buildings dating back to medieval times.
Stay at the enchanting Hotelito Lupaia – A genuine farmhouse feel overlooking stunning scenery, with top-notch food to boot.
Book yourself a day of treatments in the spa town of Montecatini Terme – Art Nouveau thermal pools & bath houses steeped in history.
Where: Mumbai, India
What chozun celebrated: Propose Day
Across India, it’s a day where partners propose to their loved ones.
Looking for adventure & to escape the hustle of Mumbai?
Check out the beautiful Vihigaon Falls for some chill time, mother nature & if you’re brave, try rappelling, down-climbing & river tracing in the midst of thick forest at 100 ft – one of the most incredible experiences in the world!
Where: The Netherlands
What chozun celebrated: Read in the Bathtub Day
A day, dedicated to reading, in the bathtub! Bliss. The origins of the Clawfoot bathtub came from The Netherlands!
Things to do in Netherlands:
On the book theme, you may want to check out Book Mountain – a library challenging all library conventions – five stories, structured like a pyramid, with books stacked on shelves that wind around brick walls.
Prefer the outdoors? In Springtime, head to Keukenhof Gardens to see the vibrant blooms of over 7 million bulbs.
Where: Kunming, China
What chozun celebrated: Umbrella Day
Chinese were the first to actually waterproof the umbrella by wax & lacquer on their paper parasols to protect them from the rain.
Learn about Kunming:
It’s a great place to visit any time of the year with a mild climate – flower-growing is a major industry in Kunming, with many flower exhibitions, auctions & botanical gardens.
It’s linked by rail Vietnam (& all of China’s major cities).
⛩ Get a truly local experience & explore the rainbow of ethnic culture in the area.