Maasai Tribesmen Pulling For Obama
On the outskirts of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, we visited a small Maasai Village to learn about the lives and customs of its inhabitants. But after discovering that we were Americans, everyone in the village wanted to know: were we going to vote for Obama?
Their keen interest in the U.S. election was an indication of a culture in transition. For hundreds of years, the Maasai have been semi-nomadic tribes, relying on livestock and shelters built from sticks and mud.
Day Trip: Artistry and Beauty of Todos Santos Offers Unexpected Delights
Dramatic and Progressive, the New Denver Art Museum Earns its Accolades
Driving up Santa Fe Avenue on an unseasonable balmy Friday night, the streets teemed with people taking part in a monthly Denver tradition known as “First Friday,” as galleries stay open for the evening crowd. This night, with the nearby town hall bathed in pink light for a breast cancer walk, the buzz had an extra fizz: the imminent opening of the Daniel Libeskind-designed Hamilton Building of the Denver Art Museum. Three years of anticipation, and much local curiosity had reached its zenith with its grand opening weekend. The DAM was inviting the whole city to the party, over the next 35 hours. Intriguingly titled “Hot DAM: Art At All Hours,” 33,755 free tickets were distributed at timed intervals.
In Todos Santos, an hour north of Cabo San Lucas on Baja’s Pacific Coast, quaint, largely unpaved colonial streets form a quilt of shops, galleries, fine restaurants, and hideaway dwellings. Unexpected delights await you even on a casual stroll -- the late afternoon sun filtered through a mango grove or a hidden courtyard where vines have been trained to grow in basket-weave patterns. The Mexican Tourist Board calls Todos Santos “Pueblo Magico” or “Magic Town.” And with reason.