Tag: Culture

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SPECIAL FEATURE // On Bhutan, land of the thunder dragon

I can say this with certainty: Bhutan is the most fascinating place I’ve ever encountered. I first heard about Bhutan in my Year 11 Economics class. It was mentioned fleetingly in documentary we were watching in class, but had always stuck in my mind. Bhutan is the world leader in measuring their economy’s success through Gross National Happiness. It makes…

Valletta Malta Carnival

On dance, costume and Valletta Carnival

My radio silence can be explained: I’ve been away (again…!). This time in Malta with 13 other NEFers. By concidence (or luck?) we booked on a weekend where there was a carnival through the streets of Valletta. If there’s one thing Maltese people know how to do, it’s having a good time. With regular street parties in different areas of…