Matala Beach Festival– The music, the sun, the colors await you! By Katerina Mihailidis There was a shawl wrapped around her, covering her bathing suit. Her olive-skin legs were bare and warm in the sun. Girls and women walked around in light clothes, and most shoulders were exposed, glowing radiant pink or red -depending on […]
Cultures & Festivals
Festivals around the world and what cultures are all about are explored in these GoNOMAD Travel articles.
A Tale of Two Cities’ Mosques: Dubai and Abu Dhabi By Eric D. Goodman When you’re in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, there’s no mistaking that you’re in the Middle East. For one thing, you can actually look directly at the sun and it doesn’t hurt your eyes, as you can oftentimes during […]
Every Christmas Season in Naples, locals love to take out their Presepes and see new ones on display By Suzanne Ball Every year, on December 8, Italian families in Naples continue their tradition of presepi, the elaborate Nativity manger scenes that are passed down through generations. A presepe, which literally translates as “in front of […]
At the Santa Tecla Festival in Tarragona, besides giant bobbing heads, the locals create human towers up to eight stories high in the streets!
Ubud: Ceremonies 210 days a year, and then some By Judi Jagger It wasn’t Elizabeth Gilbert who put Ubud, Bali on the map. Decades before the Eat, Pray, Love lady came to town, celebrity travel to exotic places was a thing. When Charlie Chaplin arrived in the 1930s he was so charmed by the beauty […]
Sandcastles To See…Food To Eat…Music To Hear…Can It Get Any Better? By Olivia Gilmore I was always one to mold tiny sand castles with beach toys as a kid. There’s a hidden joy in being able to stand back, pat your hands, and look at your tiny sand accomplishment before it gets washed away (or […]
A journey to the Island in the Sky: Africa’s Uluru, Mount Mulanje By Matthew Sterne It was in Cape Maclear that I first heard about the Island in the Sky. We were sitting on the deck of the guesthouse watching the sun setting over Lake Malawi when a girl at my table started describing her […]
Visiting the Chin people, famous for their tattooed women, in the rural countryside of Burma, and observing their animistic rituals.
A Photographers Guide to Pulikali Festival in Kerala, India By Sandeep Rasal One of my friends from Chennai who had shot Pulikali Festival always told me about the fun and culture related to it. As I have shot many festivals across India Pulikali was always back of my mind. I finally made it to Pulikali, and […]
On the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, San Francisco is feeling groovy By Mary Govoni Haight-Ashbury is an interesting place. And this year, it’s about to get even more outrageous. As 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s Summer of Love music festival, the celebration is going to be one for the […]
The Barbaig Nomads of Tanzania By James Michael Dorsey The clang of steel on steel echoes through the early morning forest, signaling that the metalworkers are already at work. It is the sound of a select group of highly skilled men, Barbaig blacksmiths, who are carrying on a tradition and fulfilling a need passed down […]