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Travels with my tribe | Expressions of a mysterious voyage

A peculiar determination to stay true to ourselves and our real artistic expression, placed us in the strangest and most challenging situations in the strangest of places.

In rural Africa, between a river and a mountain range we pioneered with two small children, no electricity or telephone and with our own water source direct from the waterfall, a fantastic and sometimes terrifying experience. You may ask “why would you want to do such a thing?”, and you would be right. We thought we needed to be more in touch with the source of the things. We needed to teach our children from where things came. After nine years of challenges, I can honestly say that it was worth every minute. As a family, we endured bush fires, floods involving airlifts, venomous snakes, cholera and some crazy dude from hell who was convinced he owned the river and everything around it. Well, we certainly did all learn about the source of things. We will never take food growing for granted and we also learnt to appreciate a dull moment.

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Sacred Ground Travel Magazine

Smooth Getaway Postcard From Fiji

Tavakubu village has an invisible “m” and is pronounced Tavakumbu in the Fijian language. Quite the opposite of the silent “k” in English, which is there but unpronounced. After being invited to join a traditional kava ceremony in this small village on the main island of Viti Levu, I discover a mystifying legend which also seems to be invisible to the outside world.

I enter a colorfully-painted wooden house, raised on poles - a simple, typical local dwelling. Surrounding the cluster of modest shacks are immaculate lawns with banana, coconut and breadfruit trees. It's early Saturday evening. There's a flurry of activity as most villagers are preparing for the Sunday lovo: a Fijian earth oven, used to cook vegetables and (on special occasions) a pig.

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Sacred Ground Travel Magazine

Primal Wilderness Rambling From The Pacific

Wherever I go, I search for beautiful colors. They jump out at me from everywhere. From forests, vast oceans, infinite open skies and deserts at twilight to local markets full of mysterious fruits, exotic vegetables, aromatic spices and playful people.

Sometimes I search for what I need. The color to calm me down or liven me up, to stimulate my mind or touch my heart. I am writing this for you, hoping to help you find the colors you need.

So, I will begin with the color turquoise, just because it’s special to me. It’s a blend - an exotic mixture of emerald green and clear-sky blue.

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ImagineMag!

Mauritius: Dance in nature

At an absolutely beautiful location in the North of Mauritius, looking out to the striking islet of 'Coin de Mer', you may be lucky enough to experience a synchronicity never to be repeated.

Imagine warm, tropical air, a spectacular view of the turquoise lagoon, beautiful crisp sound of amazing music, from Mozart to Radiohead that can be heard by the fisherman on the coral reef.

A group of contemporary dancers, practicing an unforgettable 1 hour sequence, a fusion, a story told with passion on the rocks, the sand, the grass and in the trees.

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AFAR Traveler

Maiyan Karidi Highlights

Chamarel espresso - a coffee secret
Desert moonrise
Skylight cloudspotting
Shelter with the Gods
Past and Future
Dedication to Fiji after cyclone Evan
Dance in nature

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Sound

MESSAGE IN AN OIL DRUM

Once upon a time there was a mystic man who lived the simple life of a potter beside a wide river. He loved watching his children play amongst the trees.

He also loved music.

One day he was thinking about music and the way sound vibrates and moves the soul.
He began to search for a container to capture the ultimate sound. All he could find was an abandoned oil drum.

Using his imagination and dreaming about sound waves, he found and old speaker and transformed the oil drum into a round sound.

When he played music in his new innovation, it was heard and felt by the village people who lived on the other side of the river.

The villagers were astounded by the deep resonance that travelled across the water.
A year passed by and the mystic man decided it was time to continue with his travels. By then he had made six round sounds.

Inside his six round sounds he packed all his pottery. He loaded them onto a ship bound for the Indian Ocean. Then the mystic man took his family and journeyed to Mauritius.

When they arrived on the beautiful Island, they named the discovery DROUND, for ROUND SOUND IN A DRUM.

Here is the ISLAND DROUND for all who would love to enjoy the feeling of deep, round, vibrating sound. Feel it in your body, feel it in your soul.

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