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Chacahua: Untouched, Mystical Mexico

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

After hours and hours of traveling through a tiny–but newly paved–road through the South of Mexico, amidst palm trees and rickety bamboo huts we finally see the sign: Chacahua 29 km. The sign points towards a tiny muddy road surrounded by lush jungle. After a bumpy hour, we hop on to a [...]

Communing with the Terracotta Soldiers in Xi’an, China

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Before there was the North Capital (Bei Jing) there was Chang’an, the city of Perpetual Peace, which is now called Xi’an, Western Peace. Ten ancient Chinese dynasties had their capital in Chang’an, including the Qin Dynasty, which represents one of the most interesting and tumultuous periods in the city’s history and the start of the [...]

Indonesia’s Mysterious Moon of Pejeng

Monday, October 6th, 2008

The Moon of Pejeng, an exceptional kettle drum unlike any other, sits high in the temple grounds, guarding the village of Pejeng in Bali, Indonesia. Well cared for by the villagers, it has its own little house built up on stilts. Although it really isn’t a moon, it is as fantastic as any member of [...]

 
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