Meeting the Kalinga Tribe in Buscalan

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Meeting the Kalinga Tribe in Buscalan

Buscalan, the village of fierce (former) head-hunters, is today famous for being home to Whang-Od, the 100-year old, world-renowned tattoo artist who continues to ink enthusiastic visitors using the traditional Kalinga backhand tap technique. In fact, this is the reason why we found ourselves in Buscalan. I wanted to get a Kalinga tattoo made by […]

Getting to Buscalan, Home of the Kalinga

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Getting to Buscalan, Home of the Kalinga

This is a post dedicated solely to the logistics of getting to Buscalan from Bontoc and back. Since we found it so difficult to find the relevant details about getting there and away when we were planning to visit Whang-Od, here is detailed information about how to do this, which we hope will make your journey […]

A Day trip to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Valley

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Asia, Nepal | 18 Comments
A Day trip to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Valley

Upon my arrival in Kathmandu, admittedly armed with very little research and information (despite Michelle having passed on detailed notes and yes she made me include that), one of the places I was told to visit was Durbar Square. Upon planning the logistics of the trip I decided to let my friend Google Maps guide […]