Guy Wilkinson

Byron Bay based writer and photographer Guy Wilkinson enjoys writing travel yarns themed around outdoor adventure, wild places and anything a bit out of the ordinary as long as it has genuine substance.

A pierced devotee at a Thaipusam Festival.

Festivals

Ten must-see festivals with a dark side

Festivals are not always a jovial affair. Some pay homage to ancient customs and cultures steeped in the celebration of death and the macabre. Here are ten of the best from around the world.

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Passengers lean out of the windows of the Yangon Circular Train.

Riding the rails of Yangon

The sign reads, 'No Litter, No Smoking—and somewhat bizarrely—No Kissing.' There's nothing ordinary about this train journey.

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