"I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little." —Alexander Sattler
Published on Nov 7, 2017
When you visit Kenya, there’s a certain feeling that touches your heart and soul. Because of the many unique experiences that this land offers, you’ll always want to stop and enjoy every moment, live a lot more. It’s a beautiful feeling that may even take away all your worries. Make you smile without a reason. Make you happy. It’s a feeling that can’t be best described in words but will surely linger on in your heart, on your mind for a very long time…making you want to visit us again and again, all the more! In Kenya, we like to call this a magical feeling.
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Living with Nature
The Sounds of the Maasai Mara
Feature Podcast https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csxgvb
From the moment “you wake up in the morning ...you become aware of sounds, the sounds of Africa“ says Saba Douglas Hamilton, a conservationist who was born and brought up in the Great Rift Valley. In the first of four programmes, wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson guides us on a journey in sound across the Plains to hear the world as you’ve never heard it before and explores the relationship between the soundscape, the people and the wildlife. The great savannah wilderness of the Maasai Mara in Kenya is filled with sound even before the sun rises above the horizon. There are the sounds of the wildlife and the elements; the wind and the rain.
Sound is used by animals to communicate with one another, to attract a mate, and warn off predators. Being able to interpret this soundscape is as important to the animals who live here as the people. From a very young age, Saba has been aware of the changing soundscape around her. And as we discover, for both Saba and Jackson Looseyia, a local Maasai, being able to identify the individual sounds in this changing soundscape is crucial to their survival; for example, recognising the alarm calls of a bird when a predator is nearby. And it is not only the sounds of the wildlife that fill these plains but also the elements - the wind and the rain. The rains “mean life” explains Saba as vast herds of wildebeest follows the rains on their annual cycle in search of food. We also hear about the signature sound of Africa – the roar of a lion. But for Chris Watson, the most memorable sound was of elephants sleeping; a sound which you feel as well as hear!
Published on Apr 4, 2014
In this film, Wild Frontiers, Jonny Bealby, explains about tourism in Kenya. Here is the text... Jonny here, right now I am at Borana Ranch, high on the Laikipia Plateau, in the lee of Mount Kenya. And in this short film, I am going to talk about tourism in Kenya
Published on Apr 24, 2017
The mysteries and majestic wilds of Kenya unfold before your eyes. Holly Firfer takes us on a luxurious vacation to this mystical land.
Photo credit: Lottie Gross
With a population of over 18 million people, Mumbai is one of the world’s largest megalopolises. To put it mildly, the city can be unpredictable. But amid the chaos, Mumbai has one thing that is nearly 100 percent reliable: your lunch delivery. The dabbawalas of Mumbai are an institution. Dabbawalas deliver homemade lunches to workers across Mumbai—nearly 200,000 of them per day. Crisscrossing side streets on bikes, balancing trays that weight almost 150 pounds on their heads, this group of 5,000 men helps define the city. But it’s not just the staggering quantity or exhaustive work that sets these guys apart; their 99.9% delivery accuracy and incredible efficiency is the envy of delivery services the world over. Anything for a warm meal, amiright?
Published on Jul 23, 2017
Published on Jan 7, 2013
Photographers Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith join forces to explore the art of using skin as a canvas, a practice performed to attract the opposite sex, differentiate oneself from the enemy, and access the spirit world.
Published on Jan 24, 2017
Watch the evolution of flight attendant uniforms over the past century. See uniforms that were tailored and professional in the 1940s, bright and colorful in the groovy 60s, the modern looks of today, and even potential designs for the future.
Van Gogh, Starry Night Created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi - Renato Gatto - Massimiliano Siccardi - with the musical collaboration by Luca Longobardi
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