A compact and diverse nation in southern Africa, the beating heart of Malawi is undoubtedly its lovely lake. Dubbed the “lake of stars” by David Livingstone himself, fishermen still venture out onto the waters of Lake Malawi after dark in dugout canoes. They use paraffin lamps to attract their catch, creating — as they have for centuries — a constellation of lights out on the vast blackness of the lake.
During the day, divers and snorkellers delight in the thousands of cichlids that make these warm, teal waters their home (the lake is said to contain some 80 per cent of all the fish found in North American fish tanks). Check out Likoma Island’s Kaya Mawa, a sunny, small, windswept resort where you can recline on the beach and forget that there’s anything going on anywhere else in the world.
Best of the World is featured in the “December 2012/January 2013 issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine, on newsstands now.
Aarti is a Hindu religious ritual of worship in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) is offered to one or more deities. Elaborate ce... More Aarti is a Hindu religious ritual of worship in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) is offered to one or more deities. Elaborate celebrations are also common. In the fall of 2013, photographer and videographer Pete McBride, along with professional climbers Jake Norton and Dave Morton, followed the Ganges River from snow to sea, a distance of some 1,500 miles. They captured these moments on video during a 45-day journey by foot, boat, bike, aircraft, rickshaw, bus, train, and even elephant. Learn more about aarti and the journey down the Ganges: http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2014/08/08/kissing-the-bay-of-bengal-celebration-reverence-and-mystery/ PRODUCER AND VIDEOGRAPHER: Pete McBride ADDITIONAL VIDEOGRAPHY: Jake Norton and Dave Morton
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