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Happy Diwali! What You Should Know About India's Festival of Light

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For the next several days India will be alight with candles and fireworks, people giving gifts, and celebrating with family and friends. It is the return of the festival of Diwali or Deepwali, the biggest and brightest of all Hindu festivals celebrated in India. It's the festival of lights (deep = light and avali = a row i.e., a...
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In the Wild Kitchen: Brigadeiros from Brazil

In the Wild Kitchen: Brigadeiros from Brazil
It's February and we've got Carnival on the mind here at Wildland so it's only fitting for us to share a recipe for one of Brazil's most beloved treats. Brigadeiros are as loved in Brazil as chocolate chip cookies are here in the States. Just a few weeks ago our head guide and his family were in Seattle for a visit (and some skiing :) and shar...
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An Amazing & Incredible Experience: Guest Review from Bhutan

An Amazing & Incredible Experience: Guest Review from Bhutan
​Seon and Ki Kang first traveled with us to Sri Lanka in 2015 (read about their trip here: Sri Lanka: A Review and an Unveiling). Their passion for spirituality, vibrant cultures, good food, and immersive local experiences inspired them to explore India and Bhutan on their next trip. They journeyed both countries in depth so this post will be ...
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Phobjikha Valley and the Black Necked Crane Festival

Phobjikha Valley and the Black Necked Crane Festival
​Bhutan is unique in so many ways but two areas where it really stands out are festivals and environmental conservation. The Black Necked Crane Festival is the perfect intersection of these two and is one of our favorite celebrations in Bhutan here at Wildland. Nestled in the inner Himalayas at about 3000m (9,840ft) above sea level, Phobjikha is a ...
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Virgen del Carmen Festival: Patron Saint of Paucartambo, July 15-16

Dancers parading through the town of Paurcartambo on our Virgen del Carmen festival tour of Peru. One of the most amazing cultural events I've experienced in all my travels is the Virgen del Carmin Festival held in the remote village of Paucartambo high in the Andes of Peru about four hours drive over a winding mountain road from Cusco. We organize an escorted Virgen del Carmen Festival trip to Peru every few years and this summer July 15 and 16, 2013 South America Program Director Kirsten Gardner will be leading a group of Wildland travelers to experience what one previous traveler likened to a Fellini movie! We will be joining hundreds of native Quechua and mestizo residents who walk and drive to Paurcartambo from villages afar to dance, play music, sing and drink in the 2-day celebration that honors its patron saint, La Virgen del Carmen, which the local townsfolk endearingly call...
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