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Destinations | A Traveler's Glimpse: Kristin Jackson

Destinations | A Traveler's Glimpse: Kristin Jackson

Friday, July 18
Sumatra: Seeking serenity in a place of prayer | Destinations

From dawn to dusk during each year’s monthlong Ramadan period, devout Muslims abstain from eating, drinking or smoking. It’s one of the holiest times in the Islamic calendar, commemorating the revelation of the Quran, Islam’s sacred text.

Friday, July 11

Myanmar mountains: A place for deep thought | Destinations

Yathae Pyan cave has been turned into a Buddhist place of worship.

Friday, July 4

In Kabuki, it’s boys to men — and women | Destinations

The highly stylized Kabuki dance-drama, often focused on tragic love, is more than 400 years old. Men and boys, in ornate costumes and makeup, usually play both the female and male characters.

Friday, June 27

Lady Liberty: Carrying the torch for an ideal | Destinations

Properly called “The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World,” the copper figure was a gift from France in 1886.

Friday, June 20

Indonesia: Hey, isn’t that Spider-Man out there? | Destinations

This entertaining window washer is dangling outside a hotel in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-biggest city with more than 3 million people.

Friday, June 13

L’Epine Pass, France: | Destinations

The Tour de France is both epic and inspirational for cyclists of all sorts.

Friday, June 6

Tokyo: The pool is standing-room only | Destinations

But artificial waves sweep across the pool, causing the thousands of people to bob and shriek with glee in their brightly colored inner tubes.

Friday, May 30

Lisbon: The legacy of a fado past | Destinations

Mouraria, whose tangled web of narrow streets dates to medieval times, was a cradle of Fado, the traditional melancholy Portuguese singing. Maria Severa was one of the first famous Fado singers.

Friday, May 23

Mount Etna puts on a fiery show | Destinations

Nature’s light show trumps the work of mere men high above the Italian city of Catania.

Friday, May 16

See Buenos Aires through its street art | Destinations

Buenos Aires welcomes the murals, an outgrowth of graffiti art. Local authorities sometimes offer subsidies; building owners are open to having their properties painted.

Friday, April 18

In India, where sacred rivers converge | Destinations

The Ganges and Yamuna rivers, linked to Hindu gods and much venerated, converge at the northern India city of Allahabad.