Monthly Archives: January 2013

Banaue Rice Terraces

In the Philippines, some 200 miles north of Manila, the ancestors of the Ifugao people created a complex system of rice terraces.  It all started around 2,000 years ago and the terraces are still in use today.    They cover an … Continue reading

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Persian Wind Catchers

For our first exploration let’s visit ancient Persia and the unique wind catchers.  Ancient Persia was full of hot days, cool nights, and low humidity.  They needed ways to tame the weather for their own comfort as well as for … Continue reading

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