Michael A. Mariant Visuals
 A group of flower-clad girls sit in long lines while eating a meal on banana leaf following a firewalking offering at a small village in the Nilgiris region of Tamil Nadu, India.

PORTFOLIO: TRAVEL - THE CULTURE

 A group of flower-clad girls sit in long lines while eating a meal on banana leaf following a firewalking offering at a small village in the Nilgiris region of Tamil Nadu, India.

A group of flower-clad girls sit in long lines while eating a meal on banana leaf following a firewalking offering at a small village in the Nilgiris region of Tamil Nadu, India.

 Bags of colorful varieties of fish hang on a display at the goldfish market in Hong Kong.

Bags of colorful varieties of fish hang on a display at the goldfish market in Hong Kong.

 Vendors sells their fares at a street market in the town of Santo Amaro, Brazil.

Vendors sells their fares at a street market in the town of Santo Amaro, Brazil.

 A street cafe in the walled old city of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

A street cafe in the walled old city of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

 A worker carries a tray of coffee and tea to a patron from his shop in a back alley in Cairo, Egypt.

A worker carries a tray of coffee and tea to a patron from his shop in a back alley in Cairo, Egypt.

 A bride and groom feed the pigeons in a town square following their wedding, as part of the local Cuban custom, in Havana, Cuba.

A bride and groom feed the pigeons in a town square following their wedding, as part of the local Cuban custom, in Havana, Cuba.

 Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

 Naples, Italy

Naples, Italy

 Tai Chi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Tai Chi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

 Tai Chi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Tai Chi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

 A village elder walks across hot coals during a firewalking festival at a small village in the Nilgiris region of Tamil Nadu, India. The firewalking festival, to make offerings for good crops and harvest in the coming season, was followed by a large meal for the village followed with music and dancing.

A village elder walks across hot coals during a firewalking festival at a small village in the Nilgiris region of Tamil Nadu, India. The firewalking festival, to make offerings for good crops and harvest in the coming season, was followed by a large meal for the village followed with music and dancing.

 A villager begins to eat his meal served on banana leaf following a firewalking offering at a small village in the Nilgiris region of Tamil Nadu, India.

A villager begins to eat his meal served on banana leaf following a firewalking offering at a small village in the Nilgiris region of Tamil Nadu, India.

 Powdered dye market, Ooty, India

Powdered dye market, Ooty, India

 Naples, Italy

Naples, Italy

 A street is filled with scooters, the main form of transportaton throughout Vietnam, in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

A street is filled with scooters, the main form of transportaton throughout Vietnam, in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

 Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam