Villagers in North-East India developed an innovative technique to construct bridges and other useful structures out of living aerial roots of rubber (Ficus Elastica) trees. Watch a short documentary and an inspiring photo gallery showcasing root bridges and ladders, with commentary analyzing their structural principles. A must for any civil engineer, architect and designer!
A visit to the Nepali village of Syange, along the Annapurna Circuit trek, in 2011 carrying photos from the 1996 visit, creates wonderful opportunities for new-old acquaintances…
Detailed trail description of Manaslu Circuit / Around Manaslu trek: Arughat, Arkhet, Soti Khola, Lapubeshi, Machhakhola, Tatopani, Dobhan, Yuru, Jagat, Salleri, Paimo, Sirdibas, Philim, Ekle Bhatti, Nyak, Deng, Bihi Phedi, Prok, Ghap, Namrung, Lihi, Sho, Lho, Shyala, Samagaon, Samdo, Dharamshala / Larke Phedi, Larke Pass, Bhimtang, Yak Kharka, Soti Gowa / Gho , Tilche, Thonche
A casual stop at a touristic site along the Yangtze river turns into a journey in a city being dismantled brick by brick. The Yangtze water level is rising due to the Three Gorges Dam construction, local people of Fengdu are relocated, their real city becomes a Ghost City, while tourists rush to see the other Ghost City that lies above – a tribute to the afterlife.