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Our Favourite Festivals Around the World

This past weekend nearly 200,000 revellers descended on a field in Somerset, flowers in hair, wellies on feet and tents in tow. There was mud, there was body paint, there was tie-dye and, oh yes, a spot of music too. You guessed it - Glastonbury. And once we'd heartily discussed (read: all got a bit shouty at each other) the pros and cons of a certain Kanye West being the headline act (the greatest rock star on the planet? Really?) we got to thinking about festivals in general. They do, after all, take you straight to the heart of a place, be it through music, culture, history, food or myriad other forms. So after much debate (there's a lot of festivals out there) we've compiled the Original Travel Ultimate Guide to Festivals Around the Globe. Revel away…

The Happiest Place in the World

Why does Denmark always top the 'happiest place in the world surveys'? A combination of cycling and summerhouses? The fame thrust upon them by Hamlet? My favourite answer is that they generally have very low expectations in life, so they're rarely disappointed. Regardless, there has been an 'upward trend' of happiness across the globe (well, at least in the 52 countries they researched) since 1981 according to the World Values Survey organisation. They attribute this burst of happiness to economic development, democratisation, and increasing social tolerance - but is this really a true measure of happiness?

Africa Holidays with a View from the Tub!

Known for its vast wilderness, Africa has some truly breathtaking views. And what better way to enjoy than from a relaxing bath?! Here are our luxury holidays in Africa with a view from the tub...

Africa Hotspots 2013

Whilst Africa is more about being in the bush or on an endless white sandy beach, sub-Saharan Africa is seeing some increasingly impressive and contemporary city hotels for those odd nights when you need to be near the airport. Next year is set to be a big one for Africa; from a total eclipse to Michelin star dining, fashionable boutique hotels opening and more, here's our guide to Africa Hotspots 2013.

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