The Estonia Song Festival: Cultural Immersion in Tartu
Tartu is Estonia's 'Culture Capital', and I had come here to learn more about the Estonia Song Festival. Meet Uku and Kadi and let them guide you through the University of Tartu's 19th century Lock-Up, the Estonian National Awakening and insight into roots of Estonia's choral culture.
On Puerto Rico’s Santos Trail: Antonio Avilés Burgos of Orocovis
Explore the Puerto Rico santos tradition, a form of religious folk art believed to be at least two centuries old. Meet fourth generation santero Antonio Burgos of Orocovis and learn from collectors about the master artisans and symbolism
Estonia’s Onion Route & The Old Believers
In southeastern Estonia, the Russian Old Believers live on the Onion Route; the history behind their chief crop on the Russian/Estonia border has roots in religious reforms. The Old Believer faith is in rich in traditions: clean & dirty sides of the house, sweet tea ceremony, patterns that tell life stories, symbolic grave markers & cherished Slavonic texts.
Paphos, a Treasure Trove of Ancient Art & Archaeology
Travel to Paphos in Cyprus, a treasure trove of ancient art and archaeology, recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage site. Paphos has over 2,000 years of history and features Roman villas, Byzantine Monasteries, the Temple of Aphrodite, and the Neophytos monastery with spectacular ancient Orthodox Christian iconography. Let BCD introduce you to Cyprus' culture before you travel!
Cyprus’ Painted Churches of Troodos Mountains & Kykkos Monastery
Can a UNESCO World Heritage site be off-the-beaten-path? Enjoy the peace & tranquility of the ten painted churches of the Troodos Mountains in Cyprus! The village of Pedoulas is home to the Church of the Archangel Michael, rich with ancient iconographic murals. At nearby Kykkos Monastery, meet Father Benidiktos, and learn about a day in the life of a a young monk. Let BCD's in-depth coverage offer you a unique encounter with Cyrpus' cultural and heritage before you travel!