In honour of Valentine’s Day, discover the birthplace of today’s romantic kiss, learn how ‘X’ became the symbol for smooching, and master the 'hawm-gaem'—Thailand's ‘sniff kiss’. Pucker up with G Adventures' very own Daniel Sendecki as he spans the globe in pursuit of everything there is to know about everyone’s favourite social gesture—the kiss.
The past is the future
Nowhere on the planet do the modern and the ancient coexist more harmoniously than in Japan. Kimono-clad ladies chatter on futuristic phones while blurring by on the fastest trains in the world; thousand-year-old Zen temples are dwarfed by seas of skyscrapers; and neon signs are reflected in flooded rice paddies studded with green. Here, the future and past are like roommates in a Tokyo-sized apartment, sharing a space that seems too small for either but which miraculously accommodates both in a harmony that could only be Japanese. Endlessly fascinating and fascinatingly foreign, enigmatic Japan is a culture irresistible to Westerners, one that hits you like a sumo wrestler at full tilt.