Tagged: Rural

Rabbits and Reindeers

From my explore Canada travel series | Read other chapters – See photo gallery Charms of an animal farm in a little town in NorthEastern Ontario I spent few days of the 2009 Christmas holidays at my father-in-law’s place, at his charming house near Timmins, a town about 800km north of Toronto. He keeps reindeer […]

Pereslavl Zalessky and the journey back to Moscow

This post is part of my Russia travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery An idle one-street town on the outskirts of Moscow, Pereslavl Zalesskiy was the last orthodox religious center I visited…. by then I was stuck with church fatigue. I had seen so many Russian churches, that I grew tired of them… they […]

Wandering in the Wangdi village

Bhutan travelogue: Chapter 21 | Read other chapters – See photo gallery Strolling around the little Wangdi village Legends relate that Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan as a nation-state in 17th century, met a small boy named Wangdi (वांग्डी) playing in the sand on the banks of the Punak river and was moved […]

Rice fields and empty lands

Bhutan travelogue: Chapter 13 | Read other chapters – See photo gallery Enjoying the rural landscape of Bhutan The monastery of the Divine Madman, called Chimi Lhakhang, about 20-minute walk from the main road from Punakha to Thimphu. The trail to the monastery is very enjoyable as it passes through rural settlements, farmlands, an archery […]

Andean Explorations 15 – Tequile island

This post is part of my Peru travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery The Inca moral community code says, “ama sua, ama llulla, ama qhilla” (Quechua: do not steal, do not lie, do not be lazy.) Taquileños (तकीलेन्योस), inhabitants of the Tequilé (तकीले) islands, run their society based on community collectivism founded on this […]

Andean Explorations 14 – Amantani island

This post is part of my Peru travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery A welcome break from sleeping in hostels or buses, this night I spent in an authentic Quechuan village in a real home with indigenous people. The tourist company arranged to take us to Amantaní (अमंतानी) and Tequile (तकीले) (not Tequila!) islands […]

Andean Explorations – 13: Floating islands of Uros

This post is part of my Peru travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery The Uros is the name of a tribe of pre-Incan people who live on 42 self-fashioned floating man-made islets located in Lake Titicaca off Puno, Peru. The Uros use the Totora plant to make boats of bundled dried reeds as well […]