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Exploring the Unique Culture of the Kalash Valley Pakistan

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Among the different regions of the Muslim country, the Kalash Valley, Pakistan, is home to the unique culture of the Kalasha people. As part of our journey through Pakistan, we visited the northern area close to the Afghan border and… Continue Reading →

Machollo: A Traditional Pakistani Village in Baltistan Hushe Valley

During our trip up the Hushe Valley in Baltistan, we spent a day exploring Machollo, a traditional Pakistani village sitting across the Hushe River from Khaplu. In August, the wheat fields are ready for harvesting, and piles of wheat stood… Continue Reading →

Kandze Monastery Tibetan Festival: Witnessing Kham Tibet Buddhist Traditions in Garzê, Sichuan Province

How lucky we were to attend a Tibetan Festival at the famous Kandze Monastery! Indeed, the traditional event occurred just as we arrived from our travel to Garzê (or Ganzi). On the day of the festival, Tibetan clad in traditional… Continue Reading →

Papua Tribes and Traditions: An Adventurer Takes Us Back to 1993′ Baliem Valley in Photos

After we published our story about our Baliem Valley trek, Michael commented about his own experience when he did the same trek back in 1993. Given how remote Papua still is today, and how untouched Papua tribes and traditions must… Continue Reading →

Exploring Papua New Guinea: East Sepik River Clans Culture & Crocodile Traditions

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Traveling to Papua New Guinea is like exploring the last frontiers. Conditions are rough and challenging. But the country still has deep root into traditions, and its people could not be more welcoming. Exploring the banks of the Sepik River… Continue Reading →

The Golden Eagle Festival: Deep into Traditional Kazakh Culture in the Mongolian Altai

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One of the reasons we wanted to visit the Altai was to attend one of the traditional eagle festivals near Olgii. The Golden Eagle Festival was the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Kazakh culture. What is the Golden… Continue Reading →

A Guide to Baliem Valley Trekking: How to Prepare your Papua trip

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Traveling to Papua is rough, but highly rewarding. Still an off-the-beaten-path destination, Papua doesn’t see many visitors. Trekking the Baliem Valley is even more challenging, with barely 700 people hiking the mountains per year. If you are looking on how… Continue Reading →

Papua Trekking: Meeting The Baliem Valley Papua Tribes

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

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

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 →

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