Sylheti

Language of the Month

Sylheti

In Sylheti: ছিলটী/छीलहटी Silôṭi; in Bengali: সিলেটী/ Sileṭī is the language of Sylhet (the Surma Valley), located in the north-eastern region of Bangladesh, and also spoken in parts of the Northeast Indian states of Assam.

Diamond Harbour

Off the Beaten Path

Diamond Harbour

Diamond Harbour is a small town of 33,000 in South 24 Parganas District of West Bengal in India. Traders from Portugal, France, and other destinations used to come here for silk, spices, muslins and especially Gold!!!

Ashdown Forest

Landmark of the Month

Ashdown Forest

Ashdown Forest covers 14,000 acres of lowland heathland which has never been under the plough. The land provides a unique habitat for many species of flora and fauna.There are several hundred deer, mainly Roe and Fallow and including small numbers of Muntjac and Sika. The whole area is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (OANB)

Naha, Japan

Destination of the Month

Naha, Japan

Naha (那覇) is the capital of the Okinawa Prefecture in Japan and is the main city on Okinawa Island, with a population of around 700,000 - more than half the total population of Okinawa.

Western Netherlands

Cuisine of the Month

Western Netherlands

The Western Netherlands are known for their world famous cheese, such as Gouda, Leyden, Edam, Leerdam and Beemster. Also, the butter produced in South Holland is known for its large amount of milkfat. Buttermilk, that is produced during the butter-making process is also a typical product for this region.

La La Land Tour

Movie Tour

La La Land Tour

The La La Land Tour is a one day driving tour, taking you past various filming locations for the highly acclaimed musical, La La Land. Explore Los Angeles through the eyes of the two young performers played by (Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling) who work to advance their careers and romance throughout the course of a year in Los Angeles.

  • Sylheti
  • Diamond Harbour
  • Ashdown Forest
  • Naha, Japan
  • Western Netherlands
  • La La Land Tour
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