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Hike, Kite, Dive – Adventure Travel With A French Twist

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Papua Trekking in the Baliem Valley and Yalimo Country

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One of the goals of our round-the-world trip as adventure travel fellows is to trek some of the earth’s most remote mountains. And Papua trekking is all that: remote, challenging, and with a part of mystical aura attached to it…. Continue Reading →

The Crafts of Indonesia: A Window into Vibrant Traditions

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If you think arts and crafts of Indonesia are simply tourist traps, think again. While it’s true you will find many items for sale at the markets or from the street vendors at the entrance of sites and attractions; these… Continue Reading →

A Glance at The Lush Tegalalang Rice Terraces of Bali

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One cannot go to Bali and not make time to see the Tegalalang Rice Terraces. Located about 3 miles (10 kilometers ) from Ubud, the Tegalalang rice fields are only 20 to 30 minutes away from the popular town. The… Continue Reading →

Our Kazakh Homestay in the Altai: First Night and First Snow

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The snow was falling hard and limited our visibility to only a few meters. Our friend Bek was a cautious driver and slowly navigated the bumps and cracks in the dirt road. It had barely taken us 30 minutes to… Continue Reading →

An Encounter with the Tsaatan Reindeer Herders of Mongolia

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The Tsaatan Nomads, or the Dukhan as they are also known, live high in the Ulaan Taiga mountain range of Mongolia. The region is bordered by Russia to the west, the Darkhad Valley and Lake Khövsgöl (Khövsgöl Nuur) to the… Continue Reading →

Traditional Bowhunting with the Hadzabe Tribe in Tanzania

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An indigenous ethnic group settled around Lake Eyasi, in the Rift Valley, and in the Serengeti Plateau, the Hadzabe Tribe are amongst the last hunter-gatherers on the planet, with less than 1,000 still alive today. Their way of life has… Continue Reading →

Traditional Yucca Bread-Making with the Siona Community in the Amazon

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Ecuador is best known for the Galapagos Islands but this tiny country is also a prime departure point to explore the Amazon. As part of our 3-week long trip in the South American state, we made sure to include a… Continue Reading →

A Glimpse into Traditional Fishing Villages in Halong Bay – Photo Essay

Famous for its unique landscape, Halong Bay is also home to roughly 1,400 people spread among 400 families. We were eager to discover these traditional villages, to get a chance to get a sense of the Vietnamese way of life… Continue Reading →

Northern Arctic Canada Traditions at the Inuvik Muskrat Jamboree

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Part of the reasons we traveled to Inuvik end of March was to attend the Muskrat Jamboree. Communities from around Inuvik and the wider Beaufort Delta area gathered to participate to the yearly event which lasted four days and featured… Continue Reading →

Melvana Semâ Ceremony by the Whirling Dervishes

Beyond a beautifully and carefully choreographed demonstration, with unusual dancers and hypnotizing music, the Semâ ceremony is front and foremost a religious performance with highly spiritual meaning. Who hasn’t seen a picture of flying white robs and wished they could… Continue Reading →

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