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Mayan Fair Trade Weavers
Huipils are usually made with fabric woven on a back strap loom and are decorated with designs woven into the fabric. Each community has its own methods, colors, and decorations so you can tell where a person is from just by looking at her huipil.
Treasures Near Home
My son leaves for a year in India in a couple of weeks. A few months later, a couple I know is moving to Africa for two years. Envious? Yeah. They are bound to be exciting, life changing experiences, very likely once in a lifetime....
On the Road to Zanzibar
Today’s big adventure is leaving Dar Es Salaam by ferry to Zanzibar. I took a taxi to the ferry. The ride was idyllic, driving past the Prime Minister’s residence, the residences of all the Ambassadors, and private palaces of oil-rich sheikhs. I ask my driver if he thinks....
Celebrations Kutch Style
Right after recovering from malaria, it seems that I wasn’t quite done punishing my body. On a weekend trip to Ahmadabad to attend the city’s annual kite festival I ate some unknown deep-fried meat product from a street vendor ...
As I sat on the bus from Melaka Malaysia to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, I was surprised that there was not much to look at. Virtually all I have seen is palm plantation after palm plantation. Unfortunately, almost all of the rain forest has been cut down and replaced with these palm trees. Why? Palm oil is big business. Regrettably for all of us...
In Bhuj, cows roam the streets. The cars, trucks, and motorcycles that refuse to stop for pedestrians come to a screeching halt when a cow decides to cross the road. Sometimes, they lie down next to the median and...
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