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Artifacts for Sale - Batuta Travels

Artifacts for Sale - Batuta Travels

The wooden images from the Kalash valleys of northern Pakistan are open for online sale. These artifacts reflect the diversity of the Kalash culture of Chitral, Pakistan. Mr. Rehmat Wali Khan, a differently-abled person, has the expertise to produce these labor-intensive artifacts. He has the skills and experience of producing amazing wooden images by hand without using modern technology. As per Mr. Wali’s instruction, the price of each artifact is described below. Please note that payment of income tax and courier charges would be the liability of a buyer. But we will facilitate you in the transportation of the artifacts. Please visit https://batutatravelz.medium.com/artifacts-for-sale-61f1928897cd for details. Those willing to buy the artifacts can contact us.

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An Adventurer's Diary | by Batuta Travels | May, 2021 | Medium

An Adventurer's Diary | by Batuta Travels | May, 2021 | Medium

3-Day Trekking from Kosht to Susoom Via Phasti, Chitral, Pakistan From Booni, hitchhiked to the Kosht bridge thanks to Mr. Iqbal Tahir Sb of village Shogram. Launched the Kosht-Phasti-Susoom Trekking from Kosht bridge by 09:36 pm. Went to visit the home-based museum of material heritage that Habibullah Sb of Noghor Mori, Kosht, has set up. He extended warm reception, chatted for a while, and opened the museum for visit and photography. The museum is stocked with the precious material heritage of the Kho culture ranging from 100 to 500 years. It is a valuable repository that could play a significant role in theorizing the indigenous Kho culture for researchers, anthropologists, and ethnographers in the right direction. It has also much fascination to attract tourists to the area. Ethnology has evolved in the Chitral region as a museum discipline for over two or three decades with the establishment of Chitral museum and Kalasha Dur in Chitral town and Bumborate valley, respectively. But in recent years, few home-based ethnological museums have also been set up by some people having an interest in the field such as Habib Sb of Kosht and Yaftali Sb of Laspur valley. What I felt by having a look...

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Crete, Greece: CCS 5-Day Seminars on Biodiversity and Gastronomy, Autumn 2021

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Crete, Greece: Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Educational Network 5-Day Seminars on Biodiversity and Gastronomy. Dates: September 20-25 and October 11-16, 2021. An experiential learning program with expert presentations at historic sites, nature reserves, and visits with award-winning organic farmers, olive oil producers and vintners. Discover t...

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Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries featured in Agroecology Europe

Greetings from Crete,Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries featured in Agroecology Europe Spring Newsletter. It's great to see so many innovative projects by colleagues. https://www.agroecology-europe.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Spring-Newsletter-May-2021.pdfAll the best,Nikki RoseFounder-Director, Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Educational NetworkProducer-Director, Heritage Protectors DocumentaryCrete, GreeceCookingincrete.com

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Carbon Neutral Homestays

Mountain Homestays Contributes to Global Sustainability Goals The world marked the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change in December 2020. It meant we are getting closer to the commitment we made to reduce the global carbon emissions in an effort to limit the global temperature increase to 2 degrees Cel...

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Between green megacities, learnings about sustainability and local traditions

Between green megacities, learnings about sustainability and local traditions

Dear community, Here is my current blog article focussing on different aspects of sustainability during my backpacking trip from Singapore and Malaysia!Thank you for your time and feel free to comment and share!

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Chilimjosht Festival: Foreign Tourists Started Reaching Chitral, Pakistan

Chilimjosht Festival: Foreign Tourists Started Reaching Chitral, Pakistan

  It is with great pleasure to share with the world that foreign tourists have started reaching Chitral to attend the Chilimjosht festival. We warmly welcome you, our respected guests, and extend support to ensure your care and comfort. We wish you a happy stay in the Chitral valley. Chilimjosht Festival: Foreign Tourists Started Reaching Chitral, Pakistan Chilimjosht, the spring festival of the Kalash communities, will be celebrated in the Kalasha valleys of Rumbor, Birir, Chitral, Pakistan from May 14 to 18. This year both have started reaching Chitral to participate in the festival. The schedule of the festival in the three valleys are as follows:1) Rumbor May 14-15, 2021, two days2) Bumborate May 15-16, 2021, two days3) Birir May 18, only one day The government has put in place precautionary measures against the Covid-19 pandemic to celebrate the event You can be in contact us should you need more information related to the festival. Thanks! Please visit: https://batutatravels.medium.com/chilimjosht-festival-foreign-tourists-started-reach-chitral-pakistan-18743819fb0e to reach more.

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Tourism is Tourism

As parts of the world shyly reopen for tourism, I read about two assassination attempts yesterday, one unfortunately successful.... They are, of course, totally unconnected, however if one starts thinking about it, there are similarities: two islands (or archipelagos), both well-known tourism destinations, and two victims involved in tourism, makin...

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The Roman Watermill of Northern Pakistan - YouTube

The Roman Watermill of Northern Pakistan - YouTube

The inhabitants of the mountains of Northern Pakistan, away from the facilities of the industrialized world, do not have options other than adopting a traditional lifestyle, practice primitive agricultural methods, and use conventional tools and technology. Roman watermill used by the mountain communities in Chitral, northern Pakistan, is one such example. They use the traditional method of grinding grain into flour because, in their opinion, the flour produced is of better quality and taste compared to mass-produced flour. The environmental-friendly watermills are scattered across Chitral regions in different side valleys having mountain streams and spring water. They are powered by fast-flowing water channelized through a shoot into the fans of a wooden turbine, the axle of which is linked to the grinding stones purposed to grind flour. Traditional watermills do not pollute the atmosphere, as they do not require electricity or fossil fuels. In recent years, many people have started thinking to use watermills for business purpose and to make it a source of income generation.

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Ancient Forts of Attica

Overlooked by the vast majority of foreign travellers, who head for/are herded to, the more famous monuments (Acropolis, Theseion, Sounion), the ancient (2,300+ year old) fortresses and towers of Attica, hidden in near pristine natural surroundings, are unique monuments that can be easily discovered and enjoyed by discerning, independent travellers...

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