Tejo is Colombia’s own special fascinating game. Tejos, small spheres of iron, are thrown at clay triangles filled with gunpowder that explode.
Cultures & Festivals
Festivals around the world and what cultures are all about are explored in these GoNOMAD Travel articles.
Oakland, California. The city has had a lot of hard times and a bad rap. But a new Forbes survey and lots of new building and parks is changing things up.
In Damariscotta Maine, a small coastal town, our culinary expert writer travels to an oyster competition pitting chefs from Canada and US in competition.
On Nyepi, a day of silence is honored on the island of Bali, and everyone must adhere to closed businesses and a day of reverence that honors the new year with Ogah Ogah, statues that are paraded as effigies around the villages.
In Miles City Montana, the third weekend in May is the famous Bucking Horse Sale, where horses that buck are pitted against cowboys, and festivities ensue. Not only bucking broncos but bucking steers and even a sheep that kids try to ride for fun.
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.
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.