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Kingdom of the Little People

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In the VICE Guide to Travel, correspondents from VICE are dispatched around the world to visit the planet’s most dangerous and weird destinations.

All Episodes

  • Kingdom of the Little People

    In a land far, far away, love flourishes in a kingdom quite unlike any other. In mushroom-shaped homes and old dormitories, a community of dwarfs—all less than 51 inches tall—can be found singing, dancing, and performing on a daily basis for visiting tourists.

  • Miss Camel Beauty Contest

    Charlet finds herself the only woman in the desert, looking for the elusive beauty in the beast.

  • Kingdom of the Little People - Trailer

    In mushroom-shaped homes and old dormitories, a community of dwarfs, all less than 51 inches tall, can be found singing, dancing, and performing on a daily basis for visiting tourists.

  • The Japanese Love Industry

    In these difficult times, many Japanese are putting marriage and families on the back burner and seeking recreational love and affection as a cheap escape. We sent Ryan Duffy to investigate Tokyo's cuddle cafes and Yakuza-sponsored prostitution.

  • North Korean Motorcycle Diaries

    Last August, motorcyclists Joanne and Gareth Morgan embarked on their most ambitious journey yet: riding the Baekdudaegan, a mountain range that stretches the length of North and South Korea’s shared peninsula.

  • North Korean Motorcycle Diaries - Trailer

    Last August, motorcyclists Joanne and Gareth Morgan embarked on their most ambitious journey yet: riding the Baekdudaegan, a mountain range that stretches the length of North and South Korea’s shared peninsula.

  • Human Safari

    Tourists on India's Andaman Islands are taken by the busload to watch the Jarawa tribe go about their daily lives. The Jarawa are treated like animals in a safari park, with large signs urging visitors not to feed them or give them clothing.

  • Blood Sacrifice in Sumba

    Sumba is an island in the Indonesian archipelago that has been cut off from the rest of the world for so long that its ancient traditions survive to this day. It is the setting for annual ritual battles called Pasola in February and March. The Pasola is a fight between rival clan…

  • Blood Sacrifice in Sumba - Trailer

    Sumba is an island the size of Jamaica in the Indonesian archipelago that has been cut off from the rest of the world for so long that its ancient animistic traditions survive to this day. It is the setting for ritual battles called Pasola which take place every year in February

  • The Tiny VICE Guide to Doha

    We tried to find the best shawarma in Doha but ended up searching for robot camel jockeys (apparently this is a real thing) and drinking in very strange bars.

  • The VICE Guide to Karachi

    VICE founder Suroosh Alvi visits Pakistan's ultraviolent metropolis.

  • Takanakuy

    Takanakuy is a fighting ceremony with roots in the Andes’s pre–Spanish, pre–Incan history. In the absence of pretty much any form of justice system—the Chumbivilcas state police department sports a whopping three officers—villagers and townspeople from the region save up their gr…

  • The Warias

    Indonesia's Muslim transvestites need a place to pray, too.

  • The VICE Guide to the Balkans

    To commemorate 12 years without a major attempted genocide in the Balkans, we decided to rent a Yugo and take a road trip through the remnants of old Yugoslavia.

  • Jesus of Siberia

    Vissarion's church of the last testament is the only reason to visit Siberia.

  • Kabul Trailer

    VICE co-founder Suroosh Alvi travels to Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, accompanied by photographer Ariana Delawari. Together they witness the vicious impact left by the Taliban regime.

  • The Holy Thugs of Venezuela

    The Santos Malandros (in English, the Holy Thugs) are an alternative set of saints whose common traits include sideways baseball hats, cigarettes, and guns.

  • Libyan Lockdown

    Libya is the latest nation to experience the violent civil unrest that has plagued North Africa since December. But in August 2010 things were much different.

  • Mongolian Yak Festival

    VBS travels to the vast epic-ness of Khovsgol Province in northern Mongolia to check in on the second annual Yak Festival.

  • Prostitutes of God

    VICE travels to the Indian city of Sangli to meet a group of bolshy sex workers selling their bodies in the name of the Hindu Goddess Yellamm.

  • Last Dinosaur of the CONGO

    Legend has it that the last remaining dinosaur lives inside the Congolese jungle

  • Illegal Border Crossing Park

    In El Alberto they offer tourists the chance to participate in a simulated illegal border crossing.

  • House of the Setting Sun

    VICE travels to Casa Xochiquetzal, a residential facility in one of Mexico City's shadiest neighborhoods that caters exclusively to the area's elderly sex workers.

  • The VICE Guide to Liberia

    Heroin dens, teenage prostitution, cross-dressing cannibals... Welcome to the VICE Guide to Liberia. Things are about to get really hairy.

  • Mecca Diaries

    Last year Suroosh Alvi , VICE Founder, went with his family to Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The world’s largest annual pilgrimage. He shot this footage with an old Handicam.

  • Wodka Wars

    Vice Scandinavia correspondent Ivar Berglin travels to the front lines of the Vodka/Wodka Wars - and discovers that the tortured history of Russian-Polish relations can be saved in a bottle.

  • Gorillas in the Midst

    VBS travels to Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo where the endangered mountain gorillas - 200 of the Earth's last 720 — are in a desperate fight for their survival.

  • The VICE Guide to North Korea

    VICE founder Shane Smith romps around the hermit kingdom.

  • Nimbin Mardi Grass

    Really, really, really stoned.

  • Jeepnys: The Rolling Carnival

    Jeepnys are Filipino hotrods, and there’s no better way to get around Manila.