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Water Water Beauty Beauty
In the morning, we saw dolphins, more penguins, albatrosses, and a small fjord with idyllic waterfalls protruding into the sound. As we near the end of our journey it seems that ...
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.
Molding the Earth
In Hindu mythology, Brahma, the Creator of the Universe, made a clay model of a human into which he breathed life. This is why the Hindu potter is known as Prajapati, the creator of humanity...
The Lights of Diwali
Just about everything I’ve heard about driving in India proved to be true: my taxi squeezed in between trucks, barreled around turns, and generally drove with what appeared to be a total disregard for everyone’s safety. Spaces we couldn’t squeeze into were quickly filled by...
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 ...
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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