DRIFT Travel magazine - - Faces Of The World -

Holy fes­ti­val is cel­e­brated ev­ery year in In­dia and Nepal. Here in Mathura, the birth town of Lord Kr­ishna, col­or­ful en­er­getic pow­der spray is ev­ery­where.

The Miao peo­ple are an eth­nic tribe cen­tered in south­ern China. On spe­cial oc­ca­sions, women wear sil­ver crowns with horns as a re­spect to the pre­cious buf­falo.

Ev­ery year, thou­sands of Bud­dhist pil­grims trickle in from across the coun­try­side of Ba­gan Myanmar to at­tend Ananda Pagoda Fes­ti­val. Bare­foot monks, young and old, line up in long queues to re­ceive alms.

It is oblig­a­tory for ev­ery Burmese boy to be­come a novice Bud­dhist at least once in his life­time. The thou­sands of tem­ples spread across the plains of Ba­gan pro­vide the holy at­mos­phere for that rite of pas­sage.

The tra­di­tion of tat­too­ing the faces of Myanmar’s Chin State was to pro­tect them. Known for their beauty, the women were prone to be kid­napped by the king’s mer­ce­nary.

Walk­ing up the streets of Ha­vana, one can feel a spe­cial vibe. Kids play­ing soc­cer on the streets be­side samba bands cre­ate the city’s beat.

Geisha is a tra­di­tional Ja­panese en­ter­tainer spe­cial­ized in singing danc­ing and play­ing eth­nic string in­stru­ments. Al­though it rare to en­counter them in Tokyo, I was lucky to pho­to­graph them.

Cor­morant fish­ing is a tra­di­tional tech­nique where fish­er­men use trained birds to fish. Here in the Li river of Guilin, China very few fish­er­men are left to demon­strate this her­itage.

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