In Tiruvannamalai, each full moon, hundreds of thousands of barefooted pilgrims gather around Arunachala, the sacred mountain dedicated to Shiva. During all the night, the procession walk under the glowing moon veiled by the smokes of pujas. Pilgrims stop in front of each small temple, sanctuary (...)
"Veda" means "knowledge" and "Ayur", long life; Ayurveda is both an art, a philosophy and a traditional medicine which would possess the secret of longevity. In South India, beauty shops and luxurious hotels are springing up everywhere, which propose diagnosises and massages: (...)
La Guadeloupe est une île plurielle, un archipel. Il n’est pourtant pas besoin de quitter l’une ou l’autre de ses principales terres (Basse-Terre et Grande-Terre) pour découvrir ses paysages particuliers. Chaque point d’eau, de terre, de ciel, d’édifice (...)
Hanoï – Vietnam – december 2007 Interior. Exterior. Is a private life possible when shop and lounge form a single space - one that is entirely open to the street? Only the old metal gates, held together by precarious padlocks, allow for some semblance of privacy at nightfall. By day, the place (...)
Looking for Matsuo Basho the famous japanese poet. A walking trip from Pacific Ocean to Japan Sea, through Honshu countryside.
The Isaan region : where culture and joie de vivre converge in Thailand Isaan country, as is named the Northeastern part of Thailand, has been the point of convergence of a dual influence : from Laos, from where hundreds of thousands war prisoners were brought during the Lao-Siamese wars of the (...)
Kokaral: Life restakes its claim
Dans la région des haors, au nord-est du Bangladesh, les inondations durent six mois. Les habitants ont appris à vivre avec ce cycle singulier qui les contraint à une demie année repli insulaire. Reportage sur deux saisons dans l’île-village d’Abdullapur.
In this huge delta in the South of Vietnam, most people live on water and depend on the river. For many of them, boats are their main vehicle, residence, and frequently their unique property.
Let’s join this trip through delta, from east to west, from boat to boat, to (...)
This range of sacred Taoist mountains harbours the legend of an age-old art form: Tai Chi. Ever since the health nuts of western society adopted this martial art as a new, fashionable activity, this site has opened its doors to mass tourism. Making the most out of the western predilection for Tai (...)
Text by Alexandra Rey Doudou, Zigla Koulpélé, Koïrézéna, Boala... A French association, TDS – for Tourisme et Développement Solidaires (“Solidarity tourism and development,” came up with the idea of organizing “Fair trade” tours in Burkina Faso. The concept is built around one key (...)