Be a responsible traveller. Show tribal people respect and meet them on their premises. Visiting people with a different lifestyle and culture could sometimes be a very rewarding adventure, but be aware of that many tribal communities are extremely vulnerable to outside influences. All tribal people need to be protected from tourists in order to preserve their unique lifestyle and cultures. Travellers should understand that some tribes would like to live undisturbed, and that visit would be an intrusion.
We were joining the disreputable Insect tribe on a crocodile hunt in the late evening. Help, what are we going to do? The spear broke immediately, and the big crocodile rose from the muddy water, and jumped towards us........
I am sure that the Indians had many secret rituals in the past. One of them is the ball games. They played the game Pitz. This was actual a ritual in the Mayan society related to sacrificing, according to my local guide. And they sacrificed the winners. But it`s true?
One of the most fascinating tribes who live there is the Insect tribe. Hunting crocodiles is their specaility. Joining them on a hunt in Upper Sepik was a suspense thrill. We got the ultimate adrenaline kick, but it almost ended in tradegy.
The Sepik River region in Papua Guinea, especially The Upper Sepik part, offers a diverse tribe culture. One of the most fascinating tribes who live there is the Insect tribe. The hunt crocodiles better than anyone else in the world, but not without taking risks.
Followed ancient Berber trails across the Atlas mountains in Marocco in July 2018. Travel through the Ourika and Asni valleys to traditional mountain villages. As I could observe and understand, they live litterary on the edge, both when it come to life and landscape.
I really wondered what kind of sickness she wanted to cure me for. Did I look so sick? In the middle of the dance I was told to lie down on the floor. The Indian woman moved straight above me. Suddenly she lifted up her skirt and almost sat down over my head. Then I got really problems with breathing and I nearly lost my breath. And I am sure many wondered: what did I actually see under her skirt?