Always try to sample the local entertainment when in a foreign country. Often these experiences become some of the most memorable of a trip. In some cases, the type of entertainment can only be found in this one place. We normally look for this type of experience wherever we go.
In Thailand, we went to a marvelous exhibition of Thai dancing with elaborate costumes and traditional music.
In Shanghai we saw the most incredible acrobats we have ever seen. The show was fantastic.
In Xi’an we saw the Tang Dynasty Show, which featured traditional Chinese costumes and music, very entertaining.
In Seville, Spain, the Flamenco is the traditional dance. We saw a wonderful exhibition of flamenco at El Arenal.
Madrid’s greatest show is the Bull Fight, and, although we knew we would not particularly care for the butchering of these poor bulls, we stayed for over half the show at Madrid’s famous bull ring, Plaza de Toros de las Ventas.
In Vienna, we had to attend a Mozart Concert in the Musikverein (Golden Hall), one of the world’s most elegant and acoustically perfect concert venues,
Paris is famous for the Moulin Rouge and its Can-Can dancers.
In Greece, plays are the thing, often held in outdoor arenas like the Odeon of Herodotus, which is adjacent to the Acropolis.
Shakespeare still reigns supreme in England. The new Globe Theatre in London is a recreation of the original where many of Shakespeare’s plays were first performed.
On the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the summertime outdoor performance of the Lost Colony is certainly memorable. It dramatizes the mysterious fate of the Roanoke Colony, which disappeared after a harsh winter..