the Sami people are indigenous people of the northern Europe inhabiting Sami, which today encompasses parts of northern Sweden, Norway, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of Russia. The Sami people's best known livelihood is semi-nomadic reindeer-herding.
Monks bracing the cold - Tibet* Arielle Gabriel writes about miracles and travel in The Goddess of Mercy & The Dept of Miracles also free China toys and paper dolls at The China Adventures of Arielle Gabriel *
Jodhpur or 'Blue City' (India). Why the population of the fortress city took to painting their houses in various shades of blue is not completely certain. Yet most believe it's to do with the prevailing caste system in India. Picture by Steve McCurry.