There are many women making the difference for society around the world and one of them is Thinlas Chorol. Thinlas, born in 1981 in Ladakh – India, is a social entrepreneur and the first female trekking guide in Ladakh. In 2009, she opened the Ladakhi Women’s Travel Company – the first […]
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When you arrive in Myanmar, one of the first things you notice about the Burmese people is their painted face. It’s “Thanaka” (pronounced Te-naw-Ká), a yellowish paste made from ground tree bark of the Thanaka tree (Limonia acidissima). Burmese people (mostly women and children but also some men) use it for […]
While travelling through China it’s easy to make rookie mistakes at the table. In order to avoid little blunders, we asked locals here and there about table niceties. This is what we learned about Chinese eating etiquette: Don’t stick your chopsticks vertically into a bowl of rice. It resembles incenses that […]
When we decided to go on a sabbatical we knew that Brazil would be included in our trip for obvious reasons: First, Brazil is the home country of Beatriz and second, it is an excellent chance for Lars to dig deeper into the Brazilian culture and learn Portuguese. Once this […]