6 hours ago
There is soooooo much more to this world than what’s outside your front door! i challenge each and every one of you to go out and explore it, get off the touristy beaten track and invest time in getting to know your neighbors, distant lands & beautiful cultures! one only needs to start with a firm handshake, true eye contact and a warm heart!!!! life after retirement & my passion ii:
a sabanero (local cowboy) dances on top of his horse in the parade of horse riders during the start of fiestas cívicas de cobano, costa rica on february 22, 2014. for the parade, sabaneros saddle their cherished and best horses to ride from the community hall in cobano center to the fairgrounds.
the two week fiestas cívicas de cobano take place each year around the middle of february and consists of traditional food and music, proud horse riders and rodeo's with bull riding.
two himba women and their dog stand next to the kunene river on august 10, 2015 in the kunene region of namibia. the himba women are said to bathe once in their lifetime and that is before marriage. each morning they rub a paste of butter, f*t and red ochre on their skin and hair, giving them a distinctive red hue.
the himba are indigenous peoples. one of southern africa's last traditionally living pastoral tribes with an estimated population of about 50,000 people living in northern namibia, they are semi-nomadic with the men tending to livestock.
pictured: kago yapii, 70's november 9, 2017.
when yapii was five or six she had her modifications done. she says, "i really wanted to have this done and i had no fear at all". when the last tattooed apatani woman of arunachal pradesh passes, the tribe will lay to rest one of the most significant parts of their history and culture–the coming-of-age ritual of nose plugging and facial tattooing, two practices that historically defined what it meant to be an apatani woman.
photos by: @jeremytlock
thank you once again @donny_bajohr
for your belief in me!!!!