2.The Handmade Art of Tarot Cards
3.The Step Team Building an Unbeatable Legacy
4.In the Age of Tinder, Ireland’s Matchmaker Still Makes Love Connections
5.These Monks Make a Wicked Hot Sauce
6.Japan’s City of Gold Protects a Valuable Tradition
7.Kimchi: A Story of Love and Patience
8.The Oldest Tattooing Family in the World
9.In Belgium, Shrimping on Horseback for 700 Years
10.How the Rainbow Pride Flag Earned Its (Colorful) Stripes
11.How a Buddhist Monk Turns Plastic into Robes in Thailand
12.Meet the Intern Who Wrote Solitaire for Microsoft
13.Thank ‘Star Wars’ For Laser Tag
14.The Buddhist Monk Who Saved His Temple
15.Ascending South Korea’s Most Respected Mountain
16.Drinking Chai in Clay Cups Is Kolkata’s Ancient Tea-Drinking Tradition
17.Why Is the ‘Mona Lisa’ So Famous?
18.Candy Craftsmanship: Korea's First Family of a Classic Confection
19.This Thanksgiving, Pass the Tofurky!
20.Japan’s Yamabushi Monks Endure Tough Training in the Mountains
21.Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: Doughnuts and the American Dream
22.Searching for Sacred Fruit in Italy
23.France’s Age-Old Tradition of Hand Making Paper
24.The Warrior Monk Who Brought Kung Fu to America
25.France’s Long Tradition of Water Jousting
Amongst the picturesque cliffs of Mount Athos, Greece, lives a community of monks who have been on this sacred piece of land for centuries. Isolated and hard to reach, the mountain is one of the most important places in the Christian Orthodox world. The monks first arrived on the island in the ninth century, and their way of life has essentially remained the same. Most of their time is spent praying, cultivating the land and creating handmade products to sell. Come along and get lost in their tranquil way of life.
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