If the mere mention of the word bagpipe causes your mind to wander off to the windswept Scottish Highlands, hang on! There's a group of passionate bagpipe campaigners on a quest to show there's more to the pipes than playing on the heath in a kilt.
Vultures are associated with death but they're a welcome presence in the Madzharovo region of Bulgaria. Reporter Matthew Brunwasser took a tour of the Eastern Rhodope Nature Reserve, otherwise known as the Vulture Center.
For the Trakiiski Kalaidzhii, there are many important rules that factor in dating. Most are merely "traditional," but one that has invited much criticism is the practice of paying a bride's family for "her honor," or guarantee she is a virgin.