While it's always been a popular holiday and beach destination, 2012 is set to become a stellar tourism year for the country, thanks to a little Mayan mythology predicting either a) an apocalyptic ending to the world as we know it or b) a spiritual rebirth and the beginning of a new era for mankind. Either way, the Mexican tourism board is all over this ancient worldwide mythology like a fat kid on a three-cheese enchilada and is showcasing the country's Mayan heritage to its advantage. For daredevils who like to flirt with destiny, consider booking a trip to the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza which is said to be the physical embodiment of the Mayan calendar, and be there on Dec. 21, the day the world is supposed to end. If we don't go up in a ball of fire or drown in a biblical flood, you'll still come out of the whole thing with a lovely tan and a sunny Mexican vacation.
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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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