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Sewing Dao (Dao Khau) Tribe

Sewing Dao Tribe

Women of this tribe are recognized by black 3/4 length trousers richly embroidered with the signature flower, tree and star patterns seen on many other Dao costumes. They also wear a front hanging black apron with a wide, plain blue band at the waist (also common to some H’mong), together with a plain black turban. This is what “official description” says. Continue reading Sewing Dao (Dao Khau) Tribe

South India – Bollywood Theater


Short term memory loss

– What the hell was the name of that village… – I muttered trying to remember but my mind was blank. 

– Can’t recall. – replied calmly Norbert. – But how many theaters in the area can be playing tonight? I’m pretty sure someone will know where it is.

With that optimistic thought we left the hotel. Hotel boy had no clue where the theater was going to be performing. Neither rickshaw driver although he offered to take us “there” for extremely expensive 80 rupees. Having no idea where to go we took on… our right. By asking anyone we’ve met about the play we’ve managed only to get an idea that the way leads through the forest. So there we go to that forest but but but… some friendly villagers try to persuade us not to. Continue reading South India – Bollywood Theater

South India – Meeting with sisters

Every cloud has a silver lining

Traveling at night time is always a risky idea. You would think: I’ll save some money, jump in one night half of the country and will be able to continue traveling tomorrow after a good nap. Sometimes it works. Usually it doesn’t. This one particular night in the bus from Chennai to Kanyakumari was a definite “doesn’t”. Continue reading South India – Meeting with sisters