Witch-Doctors in Tanzania: Who They Are and What They Do

by Work the World

All Disciplines, Tanzania Dar es Salaam, Destination Features, Village Healthcare Experience

Professional herbalists, village healers, and soothsayers alike tend to be collectively identified under the controversial title of ‘Witch-Doctor’ in Africa, and are a major part of African healthcare. In this post we take a closer look at the differences between them, and why they are a popular alternative to Western medicine.

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Pashupatinath Temple: Of Life and Death

by Work the World

Nepal Kathmandu, Destination Features

Pashupatinath temple is a huge structure that looms over the banks of the Bagmati river, which ultimately joins the holy river Ganges. Hindu cremation ceremonies take place here on an industrial scale. Visitors are invited to observe the rituals which might seem a little strange, but to Hindus death is an important part of the journey of life.

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Thamel: A Snooper’s Paradise

by Work the World

Nepal Kathmandu, Destination Features

Thamel has been linked to Kathmandu’s travel industry for a great number of years. The spark ignited the kindling during the hippie era of the 60’s when western artists, musicians and peace-lovers flocked here in droves. Now the area is bright chaotic tangle of market-style shops, bars, restaurants and accommodation for travellers.

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