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Visit Chichicastenango – Guatemala, Pre-Columbian beliefs & Witchcraft

I love open air markets. Do you? I can easily skip a museum to visit a local market or weekly bazaar. To visit Chichicastenango is an amazing experience. If you’re planning to visit Guatemala, Chichicastenango is located at 1965 meters / 6446 ft high and has to be on your top list of priorities in the country. Let me tell you a bit more about this place. Chichicastenango market is one of the most colorful places I’ve ever been to. Apart from the frenzy business and chaotic atmosphere of this area, Chichicastenango is a living Pre-Columbian ritualistic arena. Why? Because Chichicastenango people are deeply connected to…

Somaliland – Photos of People

People. The other side of traveling. No monuments, no museums, no gardens or palaces. To really get to know a country, you have to interact with its people. Photography always kept my attention and I got my first SRL camera when I was 16 years old. During my Visual Arts studies at University, I decided to engage myself in a photo project to last for a few years. During many years, my main purpose of traveling was to capture images of people. On this page, I collect some of the best photos I have from Somaliland. Photos of People from Somaliland People of Somaliland are very…

The Tatuyo – Incredible life of a surviving Amazon Brazilian tribe

The world is developing fast. Indigenous way of life is fairly almost gone for most remote tribes around the globe. Many people leave their ancestral way of living and migrate to urban centers in search of a better and more comfortable life. In Brazil, the State protects a few numbers of indigenous communities and issues travel restrictions to the normal citizen. Basically, no one from the outside is allowed to visit them. They will remain fairly untouched and isolated forever. Meanwhile, some other tribes in the Brazilian rain forest are trying to survive in a way that they need to find a relation between the past…

Nomads of Kazakhstan – Ile Alatau Mountain Range

Nomads of Kazakhstan Central Asia is famous for its prevailing nomad lifestyle. Meeting nomads around the world is always an excellent cultural experience as you interact with people having a completely different way of life. • nomad a. A member of a people or tribe who move from place to place to find pasture and food; b. A person who continually moves from place to place; wanderer. Back in 2004, during my first visit to Kazakhstan, I stayed with some Kazakh nomads on the mountains along the Ile-Alatau Mountain Range. This was one of the best experiences during my journey. Well, actually, I have a curious…

Nomads of Morocco – High Atlas Mountains nomadic life

In a far region of the High Atlas Mountains, land of the Ait Hdiddou tribes, many nomads live in the fertile valleys. Spread out in the vast mountains, thousands of nomads live freely like they did centuries ago. The unchangeable Amazigh (Berber) culture is preserved due to the geographically isolated position where this place is located. Daily life is based on survival. With extreme weather conditions – harsh snowy winters and low temperatures of -4º F / -20º C, and hot summers with temperatures of 86º F / 30º C, this mountain region fertile environment gathers the perfect circumstances for nomads to herd their animals. In…

People of Iran – Photos of Iranian People

People. The other side of traveling. No monuments, no museums, no gardens or palaces. To really get to know a country, you have to interact with its people. Photography always kept my attention, and I got my first SRL camera when I was 16 years old. During my Visual Arts studies at University, I decided to engage myself in a photo project to last for a few years. So, from 2001 until 2005, my primary purpose of traveling was to capture images of people. I made hundreds of photos of people using my CANON EOS 1 film camera. On this page, I collect some of the…

Nomads of Morocco – Sahara Desert nomadic life

Nomads of Morocco… Most part of the Kingdom is desert. Nomads can be found in most deserts of the world. In the Moroccan Sahara Desert and in the Atlas Mountains, many people still maintain their peculiar nomadic tribe way of life. • nomad a. A member of a people or tribe who move from place to place to find pasture and food; b. A person who continually moves from place to place; wanderer. This impressive yet harsh lifestyle represents one of the most interesting and extraordinary aspects of Morocco. In the desert tracks from Tafraoute Ait-Atta to Taouz, along the Algerian border, hundreds of families live…

People of Morocco – Photos of Moroccan People

People of Morocco… The other side of traveling. No monuments, no museums, no gardens or palaces. To really get to know a country, you have to interact with its people. Photography always kept my attention and I got my first SRL camera when I was 16 years old. During my Visual Arts studies at University, I decided to engage myself in a photo project to last for a few years. So, from 2001 until 2005, my main purpose of traveling was to capture images of people. I made hundreds of photos of people using my CANON EOS 1 film camera. On this page I collect some…

People of Mauritania – Photos of Mauritanian People

People. The other side of traveling. No monuments, no museums, no gardens or palaces. To really get to know a country, you have to interact with its people. Photography always kept my attention and I got my first SRL camera when I was 16 years old. During my Visual Arts studies at University, I decided to engage myself in a photo project to last for a few years. So, from 2001 until 2005, my main purpose of traveling was to capture images of people. I made hundreds of photos of people using my CANON EOS 1 film camera. On this page I collect some of the…

People of Gambia and Senegal – Photos of Senegambia People

People. The other side of traveling. No monuments, no museums, no gardens or palaces. To really get to know a country, you have to interact with its people. Photography always kept my attention and I got my first SRL camera when I was 16 years old. During my Visual Arts studies at University, I decided to engage myself in a photo project to last for a few years. So, from 2001 until 2005, my main purpose of traveling was to capture images of people. I made hundreds of photos of people using my CANON EOS 1 film camera. On this page I collect some of the…

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HI! I'm João Leitão. Traveling independently since 1999, I explored more than 130 countries and territories in Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North & South America and Oceania. Welcome to my adventure travel blog, where I gathered useful information and inspiring narratives to motivate you to travel more. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest e YouTube.

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