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INDIGENOUS INEBRIATION

By on April 8, 2014 in Culture Category

No laws or social stigmas will force them to abandon the old ways of moonshining and the sense of freedom it provides.

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FESTIVALS IGNITE THE SENSES

Festivals offer us a chance to escape our self-imposed straightjackets and truly live in the moment. You could find a new direction, get wasted, become enlightened. You could father a child, or a charity. In any case you will be moved.

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INCREDIBLE SEA GYPSIES

By on August 30, 2013 in Culture Category

The Moken people have no written language, running water, or electricity. These masters of the ocean have managed to eschew modern civilization, making them among the least touched people in the world.

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JAH MON!

For three hours we were transported to Jamaica and Ethiopia on Bob Marley’s reggae riffs, exhorted by guys in dreadlocks to “stand up for your rights”. From what geyser did this cry for freedom spring?

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TINKU: IN PRAISE OF PACHAMAMA

In Tinku, there are no belts to be earned and you can’t buy a ticket to a fight. This form of ritual conflict has remained the same for centuries and may be the last uncommercialized martial art.

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