Metatah (tooth filing) ceremony in Tulamben – II The ceremony

Once we were all ready, we drove to the ceremony place. A villager house, a few kilometres away. The Metatah (tooth filing) ceremony would occur as a...

Metatah (tooth filing) ceremony in Tulamben – I Preparation

Metatah (tooth filing ceremony) is one of the most important for a Balinese Hindu. It is, basically, the filing of the upper canine teeth. It is for...

Northern Thailand – The Mae Hong Son Loop

I’m always fond of motorbike round trips and never got really disappointed with one. Among the best, was the one from Chiang Mai, to Pai and back...

Long-neck women in Thailand

[caption id="attachment_276" align="alignnone" width="684"] Long-neck woman posing by her souvenir shop.[/caption] One of the main reasons to drive up to North Thailand (watch the whole round trip...

Surin Elephant Round-Up

Among many of Thai festivals and events, I was particularly fascinated by Surim Elephant Round-up, and felt lucky it was happening during my stay in the country....

Ogoh Ogoh in Mengwi

Ogoh – Ogoh It’s a sort of Carnival, for children, and a big celebration for the Balinese, taking place in every village, the day before Nyepi (Balinese...

Camino de Santiago: 2 – from la Meseta to Santiago

Please read part 1, to get the full history. Below: The beginning of la Meseta. [gallery ids="45,46"] With all of this going on, walking was no longer...

Bullfight – Samora Correia (Portugal) 19 August 2013

Samora Correia, is a small city in Ribatejo region of Portugal which, like many others has their traditional festivities on August. At that time (2013) I had...

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