Discovering timeless, mysterious Matera

Situated at the instep of the Italian boot, Matera lies on one side of a valley’s slope, descending to a deep rocky river ravine known locally as La Gravina. This southern Italian city was founded by the Romans in the third century B.C., and its prehistoric cave dwellings are believed to be one of the […]

Chinese Culture

Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Festival (中秋節) is one of two occasions during the year when Tsinoys are reminded of their Chineseness (the other is the Spring Festival or lunar new year). This is when all our Filipino friends would remind us to give them mooncakes. So familiar are they with the festival that Filipinos […]