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When the Turkey Dance: Story from Traditional Mexican Weddings

Culture, Mexico

One woman proudly placed a turkey into my arms. Afraid to hurt the poor animal, I carefully took it like a baby into my arms and started dancing gently. But I was doing something seriously wrong and I felt it really hard. The woman grabbed the turkey out of my hands, bent back the wings and started cruelly shaking the bird. The crowd went wild while watching the woman do that. Probably, that was the way to do it. The dance itself started to look more like a tribal ritual. The more the turkey was tortured, the higher levels of ecstasy were reached. I was puzzled. Why do Mexicans danced with the live turkey during their weddings? Well, this is what happened.

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The Crying Tree of Life: Arbol de Tule

Culture, Mexico

The bus was speeding. From Mexico City to Oaxaca de Juárez was a long way around 500 km or 6 hours in Mexican time, which means that it could extend to infinity. The road was strewn with car parts and crashed metal corpses left along the roadside to rot. The bus was heading to the capital of Oaxaca State. The state, famous for the variety of indigenous cultures, witches, mushrooms and magic. However, the only magic that I was looking for, was the magic of a decent sleep. Soon afterwards, the creaky hostel doors opened and heavy unventilated air filled the lungs falling asleep was inevitable. I was sleeping, when he came at night…

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Mexico City: The heart of Aztec Empire

Culture, Mexico

Lying just behind the main cathedral there was a huge pile of stones – all that is left from the giant Aztec’s pyramid. Half of its glory was stolen by the passing time, the other half – by the builders of the church. The ancient ruins were only discovered in the 70´s, when workers were making a trench. I stopped for a moment, thinking. Every stone had their story to tell. When the world was 15 centuries younger, in the place where I stand there was nothing. No concrete buildings, no people roaming the streets, only wilderness, swamps and a big lake Texcoco. A tribe called Mexico was migrating from the north searching for their promised land.

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Photographer’s Guide to Birds in West Coast, USA

Nature, USA
Bird photography is one of the most joyful hobbies. Eventhough sometimes frustrating and demanding patience. “Photographer’s Guide to Birds” is a series introducing the variety and beauty of different birds in the World. The main aim of this series is not to show National Geographic style professional photos, which takes a team of people, expensive gear and many weeks of work to make. “Photographer’s Guide to Birds” shows the most common birds, that you can spot while simply having fun in a nature without big preparations or professional background.
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