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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...
Going Local in Thailand
Isan, in the Northeast of Thailand, has kept much of its old charm. The area borders Laos and Cambodia on the Mekong river. Its main cities are trading centers for rice and other goods, yet getting out into the countryside is like stepping back in time...
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 ...
Carry That Weight
An ant can carry 20 times its weight. So, it seems, can some Nepalese men over 60....
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.
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...
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