In Bavaria, despite a successful high-tech economy, farmers still do as they have since ancient times. William Krakow describes the annual Viehscheid, a ritual of bringing the cows back down from the mountains to town.
Cultures & Festivals
Montelago Celtic Festival in Italy’s Apennine Mountains is a combination of a druid gathering, a music fest, and the Highland games–with camping, world music, and lots of beer and fun.
Il Palio is a 95-second horse race around the Piazza del Campo in the historic city’s center. Throngs of cheering locals and visitors make this a breathtaking event, once made famous as the beginning of a James Bond movie.
Ellen Besso’s story about finally visiting India after being preoccupied with the country for her whole life. With her partner Don, she visits Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj.
At the Santa Tecla Festival in Tarragona, besides giant bobbing heads, the locals create human towers up to eight stories high in the streets!