Cultures & Festivals
Festivals around the world and what cultures are all about are explored in these GoNOMAD Travel articles.
By David Joshua Jennings Kurds are the single largest ethnic group in the world without a state of their own. After WWI, when the Great Powers carved up the defeated Ottoman Empire, the Kurds were divided between five countries. Today, most Kurds fall within the borders of Turkey, numbering at least 12 million, about 20% […]
By Ann Banks Wander around a Moroccan city or village for a while and chances are you’ll be invited into somebody’s home. For us, the moment came just after our arrival in Chefchaouen, an impossibly picturesque town in Morocco’s north. By coincidence, we ran into Ahmed, who was to be our driver starting the next […]
Snapshots from Kolkata’s Biggest Festival By Esha Sampajpati Being the cultural hot-seat of India has never been easy. Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta was the capital of India under the British Raj until the year 1911. Known for its passion for cricket (thanks to the British) and rosogollas (a savory sweet), the city’s heritage is […]
Burma’s Chin State Day Festival By Dina Bennett It was a hot Saturday afternoon in the mountain village of Mindat, Burma when I first saw the stout black mithun bull, hybrid of a wild gaur and a domestic cow. He stood placidly, ignoring the courtyard filled with revelers, a rough hemp rope looped around his […]
A comprehensive listing of activities taking place in London to celebrate the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton
Sinnam, Korea: The World’s Pointiest Park By David Rich South Korea’s Haesindeng Park is dedicated to an important member of the species, without which we would not exist. But a single photo is sometimes worth more than 1000 words. Thus we offer a gallery befitting one of the top ten destinations listed in Lonely Planet’s […]
By Stephen Hartshorne Maybe I’m dating myself here, but back in my day, young people slaved away at summer jobs to scrounge up enough money to buy some sort of vehicle and set off in search of America. Families often set off together on the same sort of quest, and I’m all for it. I […]
In Ghana, Matthew Link discovers the artists of the Ga tribe who create one-of-a-kind coffins with hundreds of different motifs, Ghana coffins have hundreds of different shapes.