From our contributors: week of October 27

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Go have a look at what some of our contributors have written on their personal blogs:

Local tightrope walkers (Photo credit: Anu

Mike, our contributor from Japan, published a moving photo of an Okinawan lady worshiping her ancestors.

The 95 year, young woman smiled and gave me permission.
Ancestor worship is practiced in Okinawa, Japan.
The woman prayed and made offerings.
Anu, our contributor from India, describes a visit to Udupi.
It had been drizzling while we were in the temple, but the rain seemed to take a break as we emerged. As we hurried to the bus stand before the rain started again, our attention was caught by these huge mannequins at the entrance to the temple hall. A faded poster informed us that they had stood welcome for a Yakshagana performance a few weeks earlier…
Ana, editing contributor from Argentina, wrote about the Prison Museum and the neighbourhood of San Telmo in Buenos Aires
San Telmo is the oldest neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. The narrow cobblestone streets are lined with old houses, with a handful dating back to colonial times. San Telmo used to be a well-to-do area until the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1871, when the rich fled to the healthier northern side of the city, in what is now known as Barrio Norte and Recoleta.
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Ana Astri-O'Reilly
Ana Astri-O’Reilly is from Argentina, where she lived until five years ago. She currently lives in Dallas, USA with her British husband, but they move a lot. Previously a translator and English and Spanish teacher, Ana first started writing to share her experiences and adventures with friends and family. She speaks Spanish, English and a smattering of Portuguese.
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