Tribal festivals and top attractions in the world? Origin Festival is the largest psytrance festival in South Africa (and Africa for that matter), put together by the Nano Records team, which means you can always expect some international headliners from the cutting edge label. Origin Festival boasts two dance floors, with the primary focusing on psychedelic and progressive music, whilst the latter forest stage focuses on techno, house and ambient music. There’s always a ton of visionary arts and popups prominent around the festival grounds, which makes the beautiful Helderstroom region even more beautiful.
The Magic Water Tour was opened in the Park of the Reserve in 2007, and within a year counted two million visitors. It holds the record for the largest fountain complex in the world, with 13 separate fountains. The largest, the Fuente Magica, shoots a jet of water more than 80 meters high, while the Fuente Tunel de las Sorpresas (Tunnel of Surprises) is a 35-meter tunnel of water to walk through. At the Fuente de la Fantasia, you can see a laser and picture show with jets synchronized to music.
St John’s Cathedral, this cathedral is the oldest Anglican church in Hong Kong. It sits on Government Hill, and overlooks the financial district. Constructed in an English Gothic architectural style in the shape of a cross, it houses the seat of the Archbishop of Hong Kong. St John’s Cathedral has quite an unusual history – it was briefly turned into a club during the Japanese occupation of WW2, and many of its stained glass windows were removed. If you’re in Hong Kong at Christmas, the midnight service is highly popular. Queue up from 9pm to be sure of a seat.
Tashichho Dzong: Another large monastery and fortress, this one is located on the outskirts of the country’s summer capital Thimpu, on the western bank of the Wan Chu River. This is traditionally the seat of the Dhama Raja, head of Bhutan’s civil government, an office held by the king since the monarchy was established in 1907. Find even more info on Rainbow Serpent Festival.
On top of the Welsh Hills is an underground 4 day feast of non stop trance, dance, hip hop and reggae, jungle beats and urban street, cabaret, circus, sherpas and divine healers to delight, amaze and transfix your senses. This idyllic setting of tree filled parkland and rolling countryside is a place to stumble across unsigned, flowering talent or old favourites that can raise the roof. Leading the way for sustainable events nationally and across Europe, Sunrise is renowned for being at the forefront of ethical and environmentally aware events. Families welcome.
Portugal is a brilliant country to visit for a number of reasons. If you are planning a sailing holiday, then Portugal becomes even more desirable. This country has a stunning coastline and some world-class islands. With a rich history, delicious food, and plenty of historic sites. Portugal is always a good idea. Some top cruising destinations in Portugal include Madeira (one of Europe’s best islands) and Lisbon (the capital city). Between these, there are many other worthy places to visit.
Inland, in Morocco’s eastern Sahara region, are the grand and rippling sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi, where would-be explorers and adventure-seekers head to get a dose of desert action. This is prime territory for dune-surfing, four-wheel-drive dune-bashing, and the (much more authentic) camel trekking. For those with less of an active nature, just sitting amid the sand dune splendor is worthy enough of the long journey out here. For most travelers who make it this far, the highlight is spending the evening at a desert camp amid the dunes themselves. See even more information at this website.