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Why Should We Read More Translated Literature?

Why should we read more translated literature? To answer this, we quickly need to discuss why we read literature at all. For those of us who only ‘read for pleasure’, asking this question can take some of the fun out of it but it’s worth taking a step back once in a while. In fact, …

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18 Unique Things to Do in Copenhagen (2021)

Copenhagen prides itself on bikes, park life, iconic architecture, and delicious smørrebrød, but did you know they also have rich and diverse arts and culture scene just waiting to be explored? In short, there are so many unique things to do in Copenhagen. There’s a purity, a cleanliness, and a natural beauty to Copenhagen. It …

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10 Wonderful Female Tattoo Artists in the UK

The landscape of British tattooing has been changing for the better constantly over the past few decades. More and more Brits are getting tattooed by the kind of talent that has never even existed until now. Whatever style of art you personally enjoy, be it watercolour, oils, surrealism, geometry, cartoons, calligraphy, or Japanese anime, all …

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10 Tokyo Festivals and Events You Must Experience

Japan loves festivals more than most things. The beauty, celebration, dedication, and splendour seen at Tokyo festivals is unparalleled! And whatever weekend you happen to be in Tokyo, you’re bound to find some kind of cultural celebration igniting the streets and lighting up the skies. That being said, there are some bigger Tokyo festivals and …

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The Ultimate Bookish Guide to Copenhagen

Denmark is a proudly bookish nation. Perhaps the true source of happiness for this happiest country on Earth is that it’s bursting at the seams with literary charm. When you do visit the overwhelmingly bookish Copenhagen, you’ll find a slew of delightful indie bookstores, book cafes to lose an afternoon relaxing in, and fairytales come …

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A Culture Lover’s Guide to Visiting Miami

When planning a city break, Miami is probably not the first destination to spring to mind. Many people simply associate Miami with nightlife and palm trees, but away from the neon lights, Miami offers plenty to explore for culture lovers and is a wonderful long weekend destination. This vibrant city offers a mix of art, …

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Visit Kronborg Castle, Denmark: Home of Hamlet

Visiting Kronborg Castle from Copenhagen Kronborg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, can be found at the north-eastern tip of the Danish island of Zealand. It’s a twenty-mile drive from the capital of Copenhagen, and one of the best day-trips you can take – especially if you love your history, wars, literature, and theatre. It’s …

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Tokyo Art & Culture Guide (Museums, Galleries, and More…)

Tokyo Art & Culture Guide As the capital of Japan, Tokyo is steeped in a deep history of vibrant arts and culture which are still alive and popular today. In the city, visitors can find everything from sumo matches and kabuki shows to see, a samurai museum and a variety of traditional art galleries to …

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Visit The Tale of Genji Art Exhibit at The Met

What is The Tale of Genji? The Tale of Genji, a Japanese story written in the 11th century, is important for several reasons: it’s thought to be the world’s first true ‘novel’, it’s an historically vital peek into the world of Japanese aristocracy during the Heian period, and most importantly it was written by a …

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