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Culture Posts. For over 4 decades Tusker has led thousands of intrepid travelers on awe-inspiring adventures around the world. Tusker’s fully supported treks allow you to fire up your passion for adventure in faraway places.

RIVER IN PERIL

RIVER IN PERIL

The Ganges is the symbol of India, representing the country’s ancient civilization. Millions of people make pilgrimages to the river every year. However, the river, symbolizing the livelihood and religion of millions of Hindus, is threatened.

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REIMAGINING THE SLUMS

By on February 4, 2012 in Culture Category

While the government continues to plan the take-down of Rio’s dilapidated favelas, there are those who strive to bring dignity to the resilient residents through public art projects.

After all, these neighborhoods have come to define the partial identity of the Brazilian nation over time.

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HAIR POWER

By on November 1, 2011 in Culture Category

Personal appearance is a big deal for many of us, and one of the defining factors of a person’s appearance is their hair.
Having well-groomed hair is not a trend that is exclusive to modern civilization. For thousands of years, hair has played a highly important role in society.

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MONGOLIA’S ROCK ART

MONGOLIA’S ROCK ART

This is the second article in a 3-part series about Tusker Trail’s newest trip – Mongolia’s Altai Mountains: Ancient Culture and Photography Workshop.

The renowned Esther Jacobson-Tepfer is the cultural instructor for the upcoming workshop. Discover how Esther made her way from Boston to the petroglyph-studded steppes of Mongolia’s Altai Mountains.

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MONGOLIA’S ALTAI MOUNTAINS

Considered to be one of the last true wilderness areas on Earth, Mongolia’s Altai Sayan Ecoregion touches the edges of Kazakstain and China. A region of unparalleled beauty, the Altai is also an archaeological treasure-box. Exquisite petroglyphs remain virtually undiscovered and provide a stunning pictorial record of prehistory.

In 2012, Tusker Trail led an archaeology & photography workshop through the untamed Altai region that is unlike any trip on Earth.

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