It’s almost safe to say that the majority of people love traveling. Very rare will you find someone who doesn’t take pleasure in going to new places or having a leisurely time with their loved ones. Still, each of us is built with different taste and preference when it comes to traveling.
Have you taken the quiz yet? If you have, what's your result? What kind of escapist are you? Are you The Cultural Wanderer, The Thrill Seeker or The Bon Vivant?
As the this article’s title suggests, we’re here to find out if you belong into the first category of escapist aka “ The Cultural Wanderer”. And to know if you are indeed one, simply check out these cues below:You emphasize on experiencing life within a foreign culture, rather than from the outside as a temporary visitor. You want to immerse yourself wholeheartedly in local history and cultures, aiming for cultural exploration and discovery rather than the popular touristic spots. You’re obsessed with insider tips and cultural insights and meeting the locals because you’re always looking for an authentic experience. You’re likely to cheerfully explore the beaten paths of every city.
If you say yes to at least 3 of the above questions, then no doubt you’re a true Cultural Wanderer!
Lucky for you cultural lovers, each city in the world promises a bountiful of heritage and artistic culture that you can explore to your heart’s content. Still, if you want to begin your hunt for impressive culture, these top 3 cities must definitely be on your list : Amsterdam, Kyoto, and Paris.
With over 180 different backgrounds of population, arts run in the vein of this rich and multifaceted international city. Beneath its village-like charm, there’s a broad range of historic arts, culture, music, film and theatre waiting to be unearthed.
Visit the The Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum which are both the most grandest and popular museums with its vast collection of iconic arts or the Huis Marseille - the photography museum showcasing all genres of photography.
Two things that already represent the heart of Japanese culture can be found only in Kyoto. First is the prevalent temple, shrines and preserved Japanese buildings and second is the fact that kimono is still a thing of common garment. As the Imperial capital city of Japan for more than a thousand years, Kyoto is the place where you can drown in the feeling of authentic and ancient Japan at its finest.
Don’t miss out the chance to don a kimono, have a Zen inspired tea ceremony, or try your hands in Kanji calligraphy lesson. Stroll down the magnificent Gion district where you can learn more about Maiko. If you have time to spare, an Ikebana or flower arrangement session is guaranteed to make your trip even that much sweeter.
The word “ culture” itself comes from French language, so there’s no second guessing how much more culturistic your trip can get when in Paris. With the mix of influences from Celtic, Germanic to Roman era, culture is still a present way of learning, interacting and living for French population.
As for places to visit, there’s hardly a place in French that is void of a historic value. From the Le Marais, Montmartre, the Quartier Latin the Louvre, the Museum of Modern Art, the Picasso Museum, to the Grand Palais - each of this place is a promise of cultural wonder that will satisfy the heritage hunger in you.
Where's your next culturally rich vacation going to be? Wherever it is, don't forget to book a session with SweetEscape to capture your moment when you're getting lost in new cultures.