11. Eyecandy: Isolated Cultures

Apr-20-2012 | Comments Off

Bird’s Eye: See cultures you don’t normally get a chance to. Two of them look like appealing places to travel, don’t they?

*The Nenets of Siberia   In Focus

In arctic northern Russia, industrialized resource extraction and climate change are presenting a double threat to the Nenets, an indigenous people native to Siberia. The Nenets depend heavily on their reindeer herds, using them for food, clothing, tools, transportation, and more as they migrate more than a thousand kilometers across the tundra every year

* Mustang: Nepal’s former Kingdom of Lo   The Big Picture

Mustang, or the former Kingdom of Lo, is hidden in the rain shadow of the Himalaya in one of the most remote corners of Nepal. Hemmed in by the world’s highest mountain range to the south and an occupied and shuttered Tibet to the north, this tiny Tibetan kingdom has remained virtually unchanged since the 15th century. Today, Mustang is arguably the best-preserved example of traditional Tibetan life in the world.

* Glimpses of Humanity in Choreographed North Korea   In Focus



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