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Puja to Honor a Deceased Relative in Nepal is a Celebration of Life

In the ‘Daily Photos’ area of my blog I recently published a portrait of a woman attending a Nepali puja for a relative who had died one year earlier. One of my readers commented: “Its an absolutely gorgeous photo, I’ll admit. And I would have taken it, but somewhere a voice inside my…

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VIDEO: Bhailo Song and Dance in the Streets of Pokhara, Nepal During Tihar Festival

Considering a future visit to Nepal? You’ll want to check out my Essential Travel Guide for Pokhara, Nepal, which is updated regularly.

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Adventures In Copper Canyon, Mexico – Tarahumara Indians End Semana Santa with a Drunken Bash

This entry is part 14 of 15 in the series Copper Canyon, Mexico

For more than a week, Semana Santa (Easter week) celebrations had been occurring in Copper Canyon, Mexico. I was fortunate to attend two of these, one on Palm Sunday in the tiny village of Cusarare and another on Good Friday in Cerocahui, where I joined in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ,…

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An Adventure In Copper Canyon, Mexico – Good Friday Celebration in Cerocahui during Semana Santa

This entry is part 13 of 15 in the series Copper Canyon, Mexico

For the final days of Semana Santa (Easter Week) celebrations I returned to the village of Cerocahui in Urique Canyon, although this time I stayed atop the rim rather than at the bottom. After a hard day of travel on the economy class El Chepe, which was standing room only for the entire…

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