This hour: From the highest fresh water lake in the world to one of the lowest spots on the bowery, we bring you stories of nomadic cultures, peoples and spirits.
Circling the Center of Creation
by Scott Carrier (Atlantic Public Media, 2008)
Scott Carrier ecountered nomads and pilgrims of all kinds when he set off on a 32 mile trek around the base of Mount Kailash in the Himilayas of Tibet. To set foot on the slope of the mountain is considered a dire sin. But circumnavitgating it is a holy ritual that is supsposed to bring good fortune.
by Ben Adair (Savvy Traveler, 2000)
The word "hobo" conjures up sepia-toned images of wayward travelers from another era (think Woodie Guthrie), but this piece by Ben Adair proves that the hobo life-style is still alive and relatively well.
The Sunshine Hotel
by Stacy Abramson and David Issay (All Things Considered, 1998)
Even lifelong nomads have to settle down and rest for a while. There was a time in New York City when many wayward travelers came to rest at flophouses. These hotels offered a tiny space for a tiny sum and were sometimes semi-permanent residences for men down-on-their-luck.
This episode of Re:sound was produced by Katie Mingle.