While fighting, the men wear a traditional songket (woven cloth) over a pair of regular pants.
A belt of bells worn on the hip and a string of bells strapped on the ankles create a peculiar sound.
The upper body remains bare and uncovered, leaving it exposed to the whips’ lashes.
After a starting signal, the whip and shield duel begins. The fighters shuffle their feet and raise spectators’ tension by running back and forth towards each other. The aggressor tries to hit his opponent’s body with the whip.
However being hit does not automatically mean losing the game – it is more important which part of the body is hit in deciding the winner.
A hit in the face or on the head means losing the game; a hit on the back, though, is a good sign, promising that next year’s harvest will be prosperous.
The roles of aggressor and defender are reversed after every whip strike, and, after four trials, a new pair of opponents will take their chance.
Even though it is a playful event, caci also has a sacrificial function: the blood that is shed from the wounds caused by the whips is an offering to the ancestors, who, in return, will ensure the fertility of the land.
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This is the first quarry I've ever visited in Germany and the beauty of it blew me away. Stationary water creates massive amounts of possibilities, like this one. I recommend you turn your phone upside down or just enjoy what I created. Never seen a picture from me that satisfying.
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Most travellers head to #Jodhpur in #Rajasthan, #India to see the city's famous blue streets, which is a must-do IMO. To get a birds-eye view of them, head to Mehrangarh Fort which is perched more than 400 feet above the city...and you can even get a turban-tying lesson while you're there!
India has dosas, French have their crepes, and Chinese have their Jianbing!
Jianbing is China's most popular street breakfasts. The savory dish is made by spreading eggs, cilantro, peppery scallions, and tangy pickles over the surface of the wheat and mung bean flour. When it crispy and ready, hoisin and chili sauces are slathered on one half,a wonton cracker is placed across and the whole thing is wrapped up like a burrito!
I am now convinced that for any cuisine to make a mark on the global food map, it must have its own version of dosa!
Lake Magadi soda factory is a surreal place in the Kenyan Rift Valley, lying in a catchment of faulted volcanic rocks filled with soda ash and flamingoes. There is a certain haunting beauty in the barren industrial landscape, over which the Maasai people still roam with herds of cows. Incidentally, it smells absolutely horrific.
Because I decided one 400+ step climb wasn’t enough. Do you see all the people crowded at the top of the Dome? Well after realizing I was actually on top of the building that I wanted to get a picture of, I begrudgingly climbed Giotto’s Bell Tower a couple hours later
If you’re traveling to Florence and want to shoot from above but only want to do one climb, I HIGHLY recommend doing the Tower climb, especially if you’re claustrophobic (like me) or want to take your time climbing without feeling pressured from the people behind you (like me). The open landing platforms give you a chance to catch your breath and take in the views from multiple levels. I found that the Tower was also SIGNIFICANTLY less crowded than the Dome!