Shrimp Fishing on Horseback in Oustduinkerke, Belgium

In the Belgian village of Oustduinkerke on the North Sea, a 500-year-old tradition endures: shrimp fishing on horseback. It is the only place on record in the world where this unique, UNESCO-recognized practice still occurs. It is also one of the most difficult fishing practices in history, requiring mastery of both large horses and tiny shrimp.

Horsing Around in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan of Central Asia

The Uzbek capital of Tashkent shows its Soviet and Persian pasts and cultural Muslim present. The horse country of Kyrgyzstan has a Soviet-esque capital, Bishkek, and pristine Lake Issyk-Kul, where eagles soar, horses run free and snow-capped mountains stretch as far as the eyes can see.