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Major holiday festivities around the world

Major holiday festivities around the world

If you’re looking forward to breaking the monotony of a mundane life and are in pursuit of places where you could indulge in outdoor festivities, here are some holiday festivities around the world that you should witness – at least once in your lifetime.

JETSETTER | Jonathan DeLise

JETSETTER | Jonathan DeLise

Jonathan DeLise answers our culture and travel questions! He shares useful tips and more!

Fashionable Paradise: Living in Luxury on the Island of Bali

Fashionable Paradise: Living in Luxury on the Island of Bali

Bali first emerged onto the tourist scene back in the seventies, when hippies dropped in to indulge in psychedelic trips and frivolous naked bathing. Long before that, a Californian couple setup the first hotel next to Kuta beach in the thirties, which wasn’t much more than a wooden shack, but the few guests that stayed enjoyed the lush surroundings in relative obscurity until the couple shut up shop and moved on.

Who murdered Shaima Alawadi?

Who murdered Shaima Alawadi?

With her daughter sleeping nearby, a California woman was brutally clubbed inside the family home. She subsequently died. At first police thought it was a hate crime. The latest speculation seems to indicate otherwise.

Violence runs unchecked against women in Afghanistan

Violence runs unchecked against women in Afghanistan

As the world watches, women in Afghanistan continue to be killed at an alarming rate. While some of the ill-treated have fallen prey to domestic violence and pious extremists, others have suffered from the actions of American forces. For women, there is no safe haven in Afghanistan.

The house that Sahar built

The house that Sahar built

The house that Sahar built: Amid the senseless killing, one girl’s life is celebrated by the first Internet café for Afghan women.

Though some progress has been achieved, women in Afghanistan continue to be victimized by tribal ethnocentrism, the politics of war and a patriarchal society that openly embraces misogyny as a tool of repression. One group of daring women has defied the suicide bombers, encroaching military and centuries-old traditions by opening an Internet café, in honor of a girl who tried to stand up for her rights, only to be murdered.

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