Archive for the 'Tribal' Category
A local guide and driver accompanied us to Laos’ Far North to the Luang Namtha district
The Akha and Hmong tribes occupy much of the region. Unfortunately for outsiders, few wear tribal costumes anymore.
A Reclining Buddha.
Bulls graze by the roadside.
The cuisine is delicious.
And unusual. Here we have some fresh Bat.
And cooked Rat.
Monks and Novices cross the rice paddies.
After A Six Hour Flight From Miami, Our Flight Landed At El Alto – The World’s Highest Airport – 13,850 Feet – Four Kilometers Above Sea Level.
The Surrounding Andes Are Even Higher – Up To 21,000 Feet – 6000 Meters.
We Drove Down Into La Paz To Refresh.
And Then Got On The Road To Lake Titicaca.
At 12,000 Feet It Is The World’s Highest Inland Navigable Body Of Water. Lake Tahoe Is Tiny In Comparison.
A Reed Boat – In Use By The Incas For Hundreds Of Years. Aymara, Is The Language Here, Not Spanish.
Sunset Over Lake Titicaca. Peru Is In The Distance. Bolivia Is An Amazingly Different World,So Close To Miami.
INDIA INCOGNITO is a behind the scenes documentary shot by backpackers. This is the real India- not the tourist India -showing how people really live. To view it is experience India Incognito- noticing, but not being noticed.
Religious ceremonies, street life, music, and the every day bizarre bazaars are ongoing. The last part of the program explores the little known tribal areas of Eastern Orissa, including the murderous Bonda.
India Incognito was shot and produced in 1990. This is timeless India, however. Though upper caste society has modernized since then – these are scenes that have not changed for millennia and will continue the cycle for eternity.
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ArcticTropic arrived in Namibia on Saturday, but only now has adequate ( but still very slow ) bandwidth to upload photos. We also have excellent video , which will be impossible to upload until at least South Africa at the end of this week.
A pleasant two hour flight form Johannesburg to Windhoek.
We are here for ATWS 2013 where the top Adventure Travel companies in the world gather to do business and explore the countryside. Here delegates ride horses in the desert.
Oryx on the open range.
While officially half in the tropics, Namibia’s climate is extreme. We went from baking sun in the desert to cold fog on the coast.This past August much of the country was buried in heavy snow.
In Windhoek, local Himba tribeswomen sell handicrafts in the marketplace.
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Our hosts were Jargalsaikan and his wife Tuya. We stayed with them in the yurt ( ger ) on the left for two days and nights. The encampment is in Bulgan Aimag ( an Aimag is similar to a province or state ) about 15 kilometers from the village of Gurvanbulag,where they spend the winter.
With two children of the encampment.
The inside is very comfortable. A video of daily life will be uploaded shortly.
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As much as possible we stay in smaller, locally run hotels and guest houses, eat in local restaurants and use local style transport. Guides and agencies used are considered friends rather than business contacts. In keeping with our commitment to the communities we visit, our group sizes are usually a maximum of 10, very occasionally 12.
If this style of travel is for you and you want to get to know the real South East Asia, we would love to show it to you.
Sarawak is a Malaysian State on the island of Borneo – home to lost tribes and as yet undiscovered flora and fauna. Besides the Sarawak River, the Baram River, along with the Lupar and the Saribas, are the only way to penetrate the hot and hostile jungles. The Iban tribes, while modernizing, still live mostly in traditional villages.
Mali is the true West African Adventure. The ancient cities of Timbuktu and Mopti are early African civilization centers. The Dogon and Tuareg tribes are fascinating to travel with.
Long Lost Laos was cut off from the world for nearly 20 years after the Communist occupations. The country had never changed much before that – a great advantage if one is looking for the Old Southeast Asia – much like Thailand might have been 40 years ago. Jungles, mountains, Holy villages, the limestone forest of Khammouane and caves such as Xe Bang Fai are all part of Laotian Adventure.
Gabon is quickly becoming a new frontier for African Safaris. The Loango Region is spectacular – with jungle wildlife along the pristine Atlantic Coast. There are daily flights from Paris. ArcticTropic has three links to Gambian destinations right now.