Shagzil lives in Kerala, in the southwestern part of India, sharing its western boundary with the Arabian Sea. With 15 years of experience, he has led tours throughout India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
The colorful and vibrant festivals of India have the dramatic effect of allowing travelers to gain a better perspective of one’s own identity by deeply discovering and experiencing another culture. Far from superficial, the festivals of India revolve around celebrations of life itself, harvest times, seasonal changes, anniversaries of deities, and mythological stories as old as the Indus Valley. One of the vital birthplaces of civilization,
The Norms of India: How to Travel Confidently Among Different Cultural Norms First-time travelers to India may feel intimidated by the cultural differences and various norms of this subcontinent of nearly 1.4 billion people. Seen from afar, the different cultural norms may seem very strange. But we at Nomadic Expeditions provide the leading destination experts
Mongolian Eagle Hunting: Sport of the Khans For more than a thousand years, the nomadic people of western Mongolia have practiced this ancient art of golden eagle falconry by training young eaglets and hunting with these majestic birds. Trekking on horseback over unforgiving terrain in frigid temperatures, these hunters work in teams to flush quarry—fox
Mongolian Throat Singing Demystified No one can say for sure when the art form of throat singing began. The historical records mention it as early as the Han Dynasty, between 206 – 220 BC. Throat singing then appears in Chinese texts dating in 92 AD. From these accounts, we learn that the northern barbarians who
Pack a sense of humor and an appetite: Mongolia’s cultural norms, explained Giving a “thumbs up” in the United States is a sign of approval, but it’s considered rude, or even obscene, in Iran, Greece and Russia. Who knew you could get yourself in trouble simply by making a slight hand gesture? Curious to learn