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Posts Tagged ‘Sumba’

Seven Hidden Harvest Festivals to Celebrate Locally

  • WHL Group
  • 2 September 2012

In the northern hemisphere, late summer and harvest time are upon us. We are reminded of the earth’s bounty as agriculturalists reap the fruits of the land. Across cultures far and wide, harvest is a time of feasting and merriment. The best thing about harvest festivals is that they are local and small-scale by nature. Every region has its own seasons and crops to celebrate, with its own customs and rituals surrounding the harvest.

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National Holidays: Experiential Travel at Its Best

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 4 July 2012

The (northern hemisphere) summer holiday season is now well and truly upon us, complete with major celebrations. Independent travellers with a particular penchant for direct, deep and engaging discovery – something sometimes called experiential travel – of new lands and cultures often wrap their travel plans around these happenings. Here are some of our favourites.

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Top Five Horse Sports in Asia

  • whl.travel
  • 6 June 2011

All around the world, horses are often the star athletes of best-loved sports that go way back in history, most tracing their roots to the ancient equine traditions and horsemanship originally practiced in Asia and the East. We’ve taken a look at some of the most fascinating horse sports in Asia – tournaments, games and traditions that helped define the local cultures of which they are still an integral part today.

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Pasola: The Heart-racing Horse and Harvest Festival of Sumba, Indonesia

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 4 February 2011

The annual Pasola festival is a hallmark of culture on Sumba, one of the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia. Wrapped in legend and of uncertain origin, it is a raucous event that attracts huge crowds of locals and visitors, all drawn to its curious combination of wild celebration and rigid ceremony pulled straight from ancient Indonesian lore.

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whl.travel Adds Komodo and the Lesser Sunda Islands to Its Destinations in Indonesia

  • whl.travel
  • 8 September 2009

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND INDONESIAN. Bali is the most famous of Indonesia’s many and spectacular Lesser Sunda Islands, a 1200-kilometre-long archipelago east of Java that also includes Komodo, Lombok, Sumbawa, Sumba, Flores, Timor, and Lembata and Alor, not to mention a mouthful of adjacent smaller islands.

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