Markets - Villages - Tribes - Festivals - Art - Music - Ceremonies
Traveling the capital of Ashgabat, with all the security and surreal architecture, I understand why Turkmenistan is dubbed - “The North Korea of Central Asia”
1994: In the mountains of northern Vietnam I stay with a traditional Hmong family who live an ancient lifestyle barely touched by the modern world.
The colorful, Maya San Francisco de Asis Festival in Guatemala is held over a period of days in early October.
Meet Daouda Diabate - a Baye Fall singer/songwriter from Senegal, who lives in an old military bunker on Goree Island offshore of Dakar.
Standing on a crag, the 11th century stone-tower-houses of Al Hajjarah and the surrounding mountains, evoke the Arabian Nights.
Visiting the Kurdish village of Palangan, its houses stacked on top of each each other while stepping up the mountainside.
On my birthday, I go to the village of Santiago Atitlan to pay homage to Maximon - a Maya god that smokes + drinks.
Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Cobre is Cuba’s most-sacred site, a place of miracles attributed to the "Black Virgin".
The rock-hewn churches of Lalibela remain one the world's least-recognized man-made wonders, yet in Medieval times they were known as “The Jerusalem of Ethiopia”.