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Chinese Lunar Animal - Sheep

Tricia Morrissey - tricia_morrissey [2,507]

Gentle and kind, the Sheep invites peace. He forgives easily, collecting a bounty of friends and few enemies. Carefree, and a little lazy, the Sheep shies away from troublesome work. Even so, his...

Destinations: China | Beijing
Topics: Animals | Art | For Kids

A Laotian Journey to the Land of the Giants

Kenneth Champeon - kchampeon [19,693]

Review of Laotian-American TC Huo's novel Land of Smiles.

Destinations: Laos | Mekong River
Topics: Literature
True Heroes

True Heroes

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [11,697]

True Heroes. Text and Images by Marvy Enestoes and Ronald de Jong.   Some time ago we met two fascinating women; Clarissa and Joramae, both of them are “Overseas Filipino Workers”...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: People | Working Abroad
Sweet, Salty and Sour; but not that Spicy. Manok Inasal.

Sweet, Salty and Sour; but not that Spicy.

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [11,697]

The Filipino cuisine is an exotic blend of many different cultural influences from both sides of the Pacific and reflects the multi-ethnic history of this tropical archipelago...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Food | Travel | Photography
Crazy, Crawly, Creepy and Crunchy, Balut.

Crazy, Crawly, Creepy and Crunchy

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [11,697]

The Philippine archipelago is famous and notorious for its distinctive side-walk cuisine and the island of Mindanao has a bedazzling mélange of gratifying vittles as well. Taking a chunk out of these...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Travel | Adventure | Photography | Traditions
Corbett deer

Jim Corbett National Park

boney meyn - boneymeyn [208]

Established in 1936 as Hailey National Park to protect the endangered Bengal tiger, Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India. It is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand...

Destinations: Uttaranchal
Topics: Adventure
Where are the cows?

Where Have All The Cows Gone?

Rahim Adatia - rnroundwego [78]

Change is good -- 25 years later, a return visit to India.

Destinations: India
Topics: Travel
Mindanao, Magic, Medicine and Mystery.

Mindanao, Magic, Medicine and Mystery.

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [11,697]

After being brushed off for a great number of years as "superstition" and "fraud" by many, Shamanism is still in favour in Mindanao. In the rural areas and among the indigenous...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Travel | People | Photography | Traditions

The Legacy of India’s First Civilization

Sally Swope - elephant [50]

Sally Swope, author of My Shangri-La, My Adventures in Asia, writes about India's Mother Goddess festival, celebrated every year around October.

Destinations: India | Chennai | Bangalore | Agra | New Delhi
Topics: Culture | Religion
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The dying Anglo-Indian way of life in Old Delhi

boney meyn - boneymeyn [208]

There is a community tucked inside the non discriptive part of Delhi and they are the one who once existed in the powerful roads of Delhi and they were the Anglo-Indians of Delhi

Destinations: New Delhi
Topics: Culture | People
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