Yarsagumba is also known as “Himalayan Viagra” due to the aphrodisiac medley of caterpillar and fungus.
“I’m not a lesbian, I just loved Thelma.” What did the modernist author Djuna Barnes mean by this?
Research shows that more than half the female sex workers in South Africa’s three largest cities are HIV positive – but less than one-third are on antiretroviral treatment.
Joyce’s recreation of the city is painstakingly detailed – as he stated, himself, Dublin could be rebuilt “brick by brick” using his novel as a guide.
By September 1946, more than a year after the end of World War II, 402,000 German POWs were still being held in camps stretching across Britain.
Ireland should be in the hot seat. It has been a key regional location for corporate relocations.
Views of virtual reality pornography on one website spiked at 900,000 on Christmas Day 2016, three times what they were a month previously.
China is now the sixth leading consumer of wine in the world (17.3mhl), just behind Germany.
In 1623 English philosopher Francis Bacon could refer to “we Europeans” and the continent was depicted as a queen.
Shakespeareans will be aware there’s been a long-running debate between those who think the man from Stratford upon Avon wrote the works that bear his name and those who don’t.
Postcolonial subjects themselves, in countries such as India and the USA, refused to answer the call to give up Shakespeare.
Forensic technology from South Africa has been used to try and unravel the mystery of what was smoked in tobacco pipes found in the Stratford-upon-Avon garden of Shakespeare.
Arguments over the authorship of these plays have been bandied about by generations of scholars, but could current advancements in technology finally have put paid to doubt?
Beginning almost eighty years after Poe’s death, the “toaster” would visit the poet’s tomb annually on the nineteenth of January (Poe’s birthday), leaving behind three roses and an unfinished bottle of cognac.
The cause or causes of Shakespeare’s death are unknown, though in recent years they have become a topic of persistent speculation.
Many visitors know that the various houses are “fictive” – just like Disneyland’s castle – and yet still pay their money and immerse themselves in “Shakespeare’s England”.
Largely forgotten is an earlier era in which tourism was viewed as a tool of politics and a subject of political analysis.
Terrorist attacks are designed to intimidate and change behaviour. It should be no surprise then that we allow fear to be a great motivator when we plan trips abroad.
Tourism is a balancing act between creating demand and ensuring the supply of both human resources and infrastructure. Clearly, there is still much to achieve to strike the balance.
Ghana boasts an irresistible package of celebrated cultural heritage. Besides extant European castles and forts, it hosts old slave markets, slave routes and slave cemeteries.
It has never been so easy to find love, or sex, quickly. In 2017, there is nothing shameful or illicit about using dating apps or digital tools to connect with someone else. More than 100 years ago, of...
Australia is far from alone in having some boorish sports fans. And you can well ask whether crowds in other countries would meet the Oscar Wilde test.
When Stevenson died aged just 44 on Samoa in December 1894, reportedly of a brain tumour, the Victorian literary world was reeling. James wrote of the “ghastly extinction of the beloved RLS”.
Virginia Woolf, Lytton Strachey and E M Forster, along with the artist Dora Carrington, the Bloomsbury Group was committed to the redefinition of personal relationships as they were understood and represented in pre-war England.
To paraphrase Oscar Wilde (and House of Cards Season 1): “Everything in the world is about sex … except sex. Sex is all about power”.
Scotland has a great range of visitor attractions. “Must-sees” include the Glenfinnan Viaduct on the West Highland railway line, made world famous by the Harry Potter films.