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Khan El Khalili (market) Cairo Egypt there must be a great smell in the air, with all the spices!

Khan El Khalili (market) Cairo Egypt there must be a great smell in the air, with all the spices!

Chinese characters are written on red paper to be pasted on front doors for  #ChineseNewYear. Some are beautiful poems in the form of couplets,  wishing blessings on the household. The character for ‘fortune’ is often pasted upside down on the centre of the door, as in Chinese ‘upside  down’ sounds like ‘arrive’

Chinese characters are written on red paper to be pasted on front doors for #ChineseNewYear. Some are beautiful poems in the form of couplets, wishing blessings on the household. The character for ‘fortune’ is often pasted upside down on the centre of the door, as in Chinese ‘upside down’ sounds like ‘arrive’

Nepalese police dogs look on after being smeared with vermillion on their foreheads and marigold garlands placed around their necks on the occasion of the Tihar festival in Kathmandu on November 13, 2012. On Tihar, as the Hindu festival of Diwali is locally known, it is customary in Nepal for people offer blessings to dogs, which are according to Hindu tradition, the messengers of Yamaraj, the god of death.

Nepalese police dogs look on after being smeared with vermillion on their foreheads and marigold garlands placed around their necks on the occasion of the Tihar festival in Kathmandu on November 13, 2012. On Tihar, as the Hindu festival of Diwali is locally known, it is customary in Nepal for people offer blessings to dogs, which are according to Hindu tradition, the messengers of Yamaraj, the god of death.

Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated every year on the one new moon night between mid-October and mid-November. Katmandu, Nepal.

Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated every year on the one new moon night between mid-October and mid-November. Katmandu, Nepal.

Chichibu Yomatsuri (Night Festival) - one of the few wintertime fireworks festivals in Japan.

Chichibu Yomatsuri (Night Festival) - one of the few wintertime fireworks festivals in Japan.

hungriger Geist food + Reise - neue - Nepal. Kathmandu-Tal.

hungriger Geist food + Reise - neue - Nepal. Kathmandu-Tal.