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Buying gringo apparel in Peruvian markets Miscellaneous

Buying gringo apparel in Peruvian markets

Sometimes it’s cool to look like a tourist.AS SOON AS my bus pulled into the station in Cusco, I knew I was going to fit right in — with the gringos that is.Known for their huge alpaca industry, Cusco makes it easy to spot a gringo from a mile away, decked out head to toe in recently purchased, brightly colored threads.

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Electronic Awakening: Emergence of the neo-tribal community Information

Electronic Awakening: Emergence of the neo-tribal community

In Electronic Awakening, director Andrew Johner lifts the veil on an underground spiritual movement that has developed within electronic music cultures worldwide.I’LL ADMIT: I never really “got” EDM (electronic dance music) until my first visit to Burning Man in 2009.I had, of course, known about rave culture for many years, though somehow managed to navigate my youth without ever attending one.

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Photo Contest: When travel goes WRONG Collections

Photo Contest: When travel goes WRONG

Temple of Kukulcan. Photo by David Page.A new contest from Matador inviting shots that capture or represent moments when everything is going wrong while traveling, “when travel goes WRONG” is an opportunity for publication, with a grand prize of free tuition to MatadorU’s Travel Photography program.I HAVE ONLY ONE SNAPSHOT from the hour or so we spent at the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza.

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The last traditional miners of Chapada dos Guimarães Miscellaneous

The last traditional miners of Chapada dos Guimarães

Lucas Amorelli spends time with a family in the traditional Brazilian mining town of Chapada dos Guimarães.IN THE TOWN of Chapada dos Guimarães, local miners’ traditional livelihood is threatened by large-scale mining companies. I visited with a family and followed as the last four remaining traditional miners worked daily in intense heat searching for diamonds.

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One Family’s Christmas Miracle in Chihuahua, Mexico Collections

One Family’s Christmas Miracle in Chihuahua, Mexico

Family karaoke in Chihuahua, All photos by authorEvery holiday Mexico is a fiesta, but not all celebrations are also Christmas miracles.I’m spending my seventh Christmas in Mexico with my husband’s family. The drive south through the windy desert always has me drooling for the Christmas Eve feast ahead.

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Sampling all the beers at Montreal’s Dieu du Ciel! Miscellaneous

Sampling all the beers at Montreal’s Dieu du Ciel!

Don’t worry, that exclamation mark actually belongs there.MONTREAL WAS MY first big city love. My first and only. A place with a subway system and skyscrapers and things that normally make me uncomfortable. But Montreal felt familiar, like I had been there before. The beer helped.I talked to a few Montreal enthusiasts before my trip, and one beer expert told me that I had to swing by the Dieu du Ciel!

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