traditions


Traditional dance in TOraja. 11
Coming to Sulawesi, my main focus was visiting Tana Toraja – fascinating land of death. Thinking what to see in Toraja, I was looking for places connected with culture as well as natural wonders in the region. If you plan on visiting Tana Toraja by yourself, this post will cover […]

Visiting Tana Toraja by yourself


What to see in Sulawesi?
Tana Toraja in Indonesia (South Sulawesi) is often called the land of death. Spectacular funerals in Toraja, boat-shaped houses and old tradition which prolongs life after death are facts that make this place one of the most incredible I have ever visited. Are you curious to know how the funeral […]

The biggest funerals in the world – How to see funerals in Toraja?



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I didn’t know where I was heading and what I am going to see when I entered 23 hours long ferry going deeper into unknown Borneo. Curiosity about the Dayak people from East Kalimantan led me. The cruise was long, scary and it wasn’t sure that all the journey is […]

Meeting the Dayak people in Borneo – journey in East Kalimantan


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Modern and archaic at the same time. Bands playing Polish folk music search for new inspirations and create a specific update of the old songs in order to smuggle them for the young generations. Neofolk or contemporary Polish ethnic music draws from many sources so it’s pretty hard to define […]

10 the most Original Polish Folk Bands



Polish girl in traditional hut from native people in Luzon, Mountain Province. 14
Not many tourists which visit the Philippines, come to the North to see ancient rice terraces in Banaue. Paddy fields in Banaue most likely done by hands carry over 2 000 years tradition of rice cultivating. I could’t skip this place while in the Philippines and I am going to […]

Why is it worth going to the ancient rice terraces in Banaue?


Echo Valley in Sagada. Hanging coffins of Igorot tribe. 5
The hanging coffins of Sagada are in the north part of the country in the Mountain Province. It’s a unique spot to discover one disappearing tradition in the Philippines. Members of the Igorot tribe bury their dead in a coffin, nailed to the sides of cliff faces high above the ground. […]

Hanging coffins of Sagada – culture trip in the Philippines



Cognac barrels in Cognac, France. Which cognac should I buy? Getting the best cognac for money. 49
Thinking of buying cognac and wandering at the shop: “which cognac should I buy?” This article will help you find the best cognac for yourself. You will learn about the distillation process, the aging classifications, the major brands, and what to look for on the label. Why am I talking about […]

Which cognac should I buy? Essential cognac guide


Traditional dance in Bali comes from Hinduism. 43
Beyond doubt, Balinese culture is unique! Justifiably known as “The Island of the Gods” is the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia. Ever since I first came to the island, I’ve been fascinated by its people, colours, culture, rituals and all the things that were so different to me. It […]

Incredible Facts about Balinese Culture