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Imaginary journey to the world of Tuaregs

Their house is a tent, their wardrobe is a branch, their kitchen is a camp-fire, their money is a goat, a sheep or a camel but they can call a huge areas – the Aïr Mountains and the Tenere desert – as their homeland in the South Sahara.

Tuareg with fire
Their kitchen is only a camp-fire | Photo by Swiatoslaw Wojtkowiak

Members of the Kel Tedele Tuareg clan live nomadic life, the name means ‘outlying inhabitants’.  For strangers maybe seems the Touilmas walley is itself th Eden, where all creatures live together and use same language. Members of the Kel Tedele love gloomy range of the Aïr Mountains. They know exactly where there are water reserves hidden in the cliffs that could save their lives if they are too far away from the wells.

Tuaregs in the desert
Tuaregs in the desert | Photo by Maria Minina

For them really different things mean challenges than those who live outside of their worlds. What they can’t reach by their own power or with some helpers, it no longer belongs to them…Join us to take an Imaginary journey to the world of Tuaregs

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“Walk” of the Easter Island’s mysterious statues

The Easter Island about 1,600 years ago has colonized by the Polynesians. But they made more difficult themselves own lives. They used fire as a tool in agriculture, too many palm trees were cut which together with intensive farming led to soil erosion. In addition to this various conflicts, the cannibalism and the strong population decline also were unbearable. When the Europeans in the 18th century arrived to the island, the once thriving civilization have been found only in traces.

The myterious Moai stand beneath the Milky Way rising from the East | Photo by C Richardson

Contrasted with earlier theories mysterious statues of Easter Island got to their places without wheels and help of draught animals by natives. These moai statues are standing guard, turn their back on the Pacific Ocean. They don’t reveal their secrets, especially how they got to their places. Well, thanks to a new experiment maybe finally managed to decipher it.  Click here and watch a video of their walk…

When a culture disappears

Nukak Maku are Colombia’s last nomads. Two decades ago, the world did not know of their existence. Their heads are shaved, their faces are painted and their home is the rainforest.

Photo by Niels van Iperen

In San Jose, which is a small town in cocaine and war-torn South-east Colombia started a catholic celebration when all of a sudden these people arrived to there for six years ago. Locals were surprised when 77 shaved heads people stood in front the church. Men with one meter long blow-pipes, women with uncovered breasts and children with monkeys on their shoulders.

Locals just wanted to help this nomad hunter, gatherer population. But for this process somebody paid with his life and with it a culture will disappear slowly in the 21st century in the heart of South America…See more pictures and read more here

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Read me – Looking out to the World

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”  – Charles W. Eliot

The smallest book in the World
To the naked eye, it looks like a fleck of tile decorated with the Greek letters alpha and omega. But when it is magnified by a factor of 600, its true nature becomes evident — the world's most portable copy of the New Testament.

International Day of Book

In every year April 23 is a symbolic date for world literature for on this date and in the same year of 1616, Cervantes and Shakespeare. On this day the World celebrates the reading, the publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright. The idea for this celebration originated in Catalonia where on 23 April, Saint George’s Day, a rose is traditionally given as a gift for each book sold. See famous libraries and books in pictures all around the World with descriptions…

Meaningless rules against women

In vain we live in the 21st century, there are parts of the world where still a lots of meaningless religious and moral laws, which only afflict the women. In many countries strict rules forbid discrimination between the genders however some places still mud underfoot the rights of women.

Survivor of honour killing. Rawa photo

Killings of honour

Women are not given the right to instigate divorce because they are prone to emotional and irrational decision making. A husband, however, can divorce his wife at any time he so wishes.” Ayatollah Ali Moghtadai. In some countries rule of the family as a community is so strong that they able to kill their family members to restore the reputation of family in the case of a slander. Most often women are victims of these brutal traditions. Their punishment is the death because of their ‘rebellious’ behavior, but often for nothing. Sometimes just set down a refusal of man against these unfortunate women and girls as a crime. For example they refuse the marriage, or they want to divorce or they fall in love with another man. The adulteress or the raped women are condemn by themselves families and sometimes they kill them also. They do it in the name of morals and they think this is right. Last year the UNICEF published shocking information about these killings of honour. In India every year 5,000 women are killed by family members, but this cruel treatment happened in many countries already, including Albania, Brazil, Iraq or Israel. In Germany, England, Canada and the USA had happened before, the most common among the immigrants.

Where the abortion is bigger sin than the rape – Brazil: The Samba and the Carnival in Rio, two things which sure come to mind for everybody about Brazil. However less people know that in this deeply religious country still strictly forbid the abortion – independently of age, circumstances of the become pregnant and also the expectant mother able to bring up the child… continue reading … Wife abduction: The abduction of women is a tradition in  some parts of Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan. In these Central Asian countries family of the young man choose a fiancée for him so that they abduction the young girl and they force her to get married… continue reading … Where there isn’t job and forbid to divorce for women – Malta: Because of conservative rules the employment of women is extraordinary low, less than 10%, which is very unusual in the European Union countries. These conservative rules there are in the private life of couples too… continue reading …

Today’s destination, Chile

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The clothes which shares Europe

The Dutch government has decided on January 27th 2012, after France and Belgium: generally prohibits the wearing of the burqa and the niqab in public places, public buildings, like schools, hospitals and public transport. The fine may have at most 380 euro. In Germany( Hesse) mustn’t wear burqa or niqab for public employees on their  workplace. Because their job requires the  political and religious neutrality.  It can form an exception, such as cleaners working night shifts. In Denmark, the wearing of burqa and niqab are limited in public places, but the schools, public administrations and companies can decide free that they allow it for their employees.  Continue reading

The Most Unforgettable Travel Experiences in Morocco

Morocco has historically conjured up images of ancient walled cities, desert-crossing camel caravans, Arab sultans, Berber tribesmen, and mud-walled kasbahs shaded by tall date palms. The good news is that the Morocco of today can still deliver this, plus much more.