Celebrating Culture

This time I am highlighting the local cultures of the world. While we often travel to experience the big wonders of the world, it's really special to visit the little places that have nurtured their own unique traditions. 

The Toe River Valley
Learn about mountain living in the oldest mountains. And stay a while and learn a craft.
http://toeriver.blogspot.com/2008/03/welcome-to-new-toe-river-valley-blog.html
Small Town America
Ithaca, NY is representative of best traits of small towns. https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/nov/20/ithaca-college-town-new-york-state-usa-bars-restaurants-music-theatre
Pittsburg, USA
Rust Belt cities are making a transformation. If you are interested in the urban response to the 21st. Century, you need to spend time at urban Rust Belt ,USA.
Cajun Country
Go for the Mardi Gras Stay for the Crawfish- https://www.louisiana-destinations.com/mardi-gras-parades-in-louisiana-2020.htm
Villages of the Loire
Visit the culture of the Troglodytes in France. The true conservatives. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/a-tour-of-frances-cave-homes-138310721/
Barcelona, Spain
Many of Barcelona’s winding old backstreets and picturesque plazas are inaccessible to vehicle traffic, making them perfect for exploring on foot.
Paris neighborhoods
Stay in a village within the city. https://en.parisinfo.com/discovering-paris/walks-in-paris/montmartre-village-in-paris
Rural India
The world of Rajasthani Craft Artisans. https://www.tripsavvy.com/india-tours-to-learn-about-indian-handicrafts-1539451
Ganesh Festival!
Ganesh is a lovable deity that is celebrated primarily in India. I suggest local celebrations of all sorts. Just join in the fun.
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