Photo: Mike JL 1. Carp swimming in your bathtub. Your dad shopped for carp days in advance before Christmas, trying to avoid crowds in shops and make sure to get a big healthy fish.
INDIA LOOMS LARGE in the traveler’s imagination. There’s just so much here: thousands of years of history spanning countless dynasties and kingdoms, land area of over 1.2 million square miles (it’s the world’s seventh-largest nation), the rich heritage that comes from being the birthplace of dozens of spiritual traditions, the colors of art and fashion both ancient and cutting edge, and a modern population that exceeds 1.2 billion people.
View image | gettyimages.com HARIDWAR, Uttarakhand — In a concrete-block factory a few miles from one of the holiest spots on the Ganges, workers in hairnets and beanies slap caps on bottles zipping down an assembly line.
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This video by Teeter-Totter-Tam takes you on a 5 minute journey through Paris, using hyper lapse and time lapse techniques.
1. Using a clothes dryer Yes, it helps that it’s pretty much sunny and hot every day in Australia’s Gold Coast, but rarely did I use a dryer for my clothes while living there.
Follow Matador on Vimeo Follow Matador on YouTube Philipp Vasilev‘s drone footage of Bali and Mentawai’s waves provide an amazing bird’s eye view of Indonesia’s glorious surfing conditions.
INTERNATIONAL ETIQUETTE CAN BE COMPLICATED. Clearing your plate in Ukraine? That’s an insult to the chef, yet in the UK it’s a compliment.
TIPPING CUSTOMS ARE NOT THE SAME ACROSS BORDERS. Plenty of places don’t have any custom of tipping whatsoever, while in other places — like the United States — it’s considered kind of a dick move not to tip.
1. They might develop a taste for baked goods with no preservatives or artificial colorings. You know, the kind that is made by human hands, and not machines?
Follow Matador on Vimeo Follow Matador on YouTube THE DANISH TRAVEL AGENCY Spies Rejser has found a solution to the country’s falling birth rate: they urged Danish moms to send their adult kids on sunny, healthy, baby-making vacations.
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Photo: Phil Whitehouse 1. You’ve done ayahuasca more than once within a span of three months. It’s meant to heal your body and soul.
Photo: Alexander Nie 1. Columbus never landed in the U.S. Christopher Columbus actually anchored in the Bahamas.
Photo: Rishabh Mathur I GREW UP in Delhi. The city is home to food from nearly all the states in India, and in all variety of forms: snacks, street food, mains, appetizers.
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Filmmaker Evan Mann applied to be part of Samsung’s 4K challenge. He was accepted and sent a NX500 camera.
MEXICO CITY — Donald Trump walks into a meditation retreat. This isn’t a joke — it’s a scene from a new comedy show in Mexico going after the Republican presidential candidate.
Follow Matador on Vimeo Follow Matador on YouTube Jaimen Hudson, an amateur film-maker, captured the amazing encounter between paddleboarder David Price and two inquisitive Southern Right whales off the coast of Esperance in Western Australia.
Follow Matador on Vimeo Follow Matador on YouTube This beautiful two minute homage to Manhattan Beach, California, features amazing aerial footage captured by Scott McFarlane accompanied by the music of Strauss performed by The KPM Philharmonic Orchestra.