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Travel: Samaná – Period of grace for a Garden Eden, Dominican Republic

  • Man palm-lined with ocean in the horizon
    The inhabitants of the Dominican Republic, are living of and with the nature. Samaná with its palm groves and rich green moist woods extends 70 km into the sea.
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  • Man carrying fresh fish like in a Hemingway book
    The fishing made in the morning is directly sold to hotels and hot pot stalls. On this peninsula most people still supply themselves with what the ocean gives.
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  • Men with fisch - beach sale of fresh fish
    The residents of El Francés make their living from what they get out of the sea. First traveller coming from far away was Columbus. Here he found a new world.
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  • Kids playing, having fun and laughing
    In the village Cacaos kids have fun at the wayside. After the Indians had been driven out, Samaná remained unsettled until the successors of the slaves stayed.
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  • Little shops line the streets of Las Terrenas
    Meanwhile the fishing town has become a melting pot. Small huts made of wood are at any corner of a Dominican street, being shop and center of the village.
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  • Fisher with nets in small boats in the Caribbean
    In the early morning the fishermen are setting their boats in the direction of the island Cayo Levantado and in the evening they pull the cast nets.
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Travel: From Gods and Ghosts, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

  • Kathmandu valley: Hindu with sacrificial offering
    Hindus are waiting to sacrify in the Bachaleswori temple on the day of the Shivaratri ceremony in Pashupatinath.
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  • Kathmandu valley: Durbar Square of Patan
    The Durbar Square of Patan was in former times the royal palace. Today it is one of the seven Unesco World Heritages sites in the Kathmandu valley.
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  • Kathmandu Valley: Hindu ceremony with 2 young men
    Young Hindus during the Bart Banda ceremony near Pashupatinath. In the course of this initiation rite they become fully members of the Hindu denomination.
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  • Nepal: Living Godness Kumari of Kathmandu
    The five-year-old Living Godness Kumari is carried through the city of Kathmandu on a golden sedan chair. Already as a baby the Kumaris are chosen.
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  • Buddhistic prayer rolls - Unesco World Heritage
    Buddhistic prayer rolls of Swoyambunath. The stupa is one of the seven Unesco World Heritages sites of the Kathmandu valley.
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  • Nepal: Hindu woman praying in the Kathmandu Valley
    Hindu woman praying in the Dadshinkali temple.
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