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Talks with Travelers – Six Interviews with Travel Writers from 2016

From the old town of Shanghai to the bomb shelters of Kiev, the Intrepid Times Interviews dig deep into the stories and insights of some of our most beloved travel writers. 2016 saw the beginning of this series, which we plan to expand into the New Year and beyond. Here are the six interviews which we […]

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Tales of Old Shanghai – Interview with Katya Knyazeva

So much happened to Shanghai during the 20th century that even to attempt a summary is enough send one reaching for the Baijiu (read: Chinese grain alcohol / kerosene that people drink). One way to make sense of this history is to look to the buildings. The colonial concessions, the waves of immigrants, the astonishing […]

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Darmon Richter on Dark Tourism and Urban Exploration in Eastern Europe, North Korea and Beyond

Darmon Richter is a British writer and the author of the upcoming book ‘Eternal Glory.’ His writing focuses on the obscure and macabre aspects of world history, often as seen through the monuments and ruins left behind by the Soviet Union and the countries in its orbit. Using vivid photography as well as a knack […]

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4000 Kilometers. 9 Months of Walking. 8 Countries. 1 Pair of Boots: Interview with Nick Hunt

If you wanted to fly from Holland to Istanbul, it would take you about 4 hours. Over the past century however, at least two men have decided to walk the journey. The first, in 1933, was the 18 year old Patrick Leigh Fermor. Kicked out of school, Patrick decided to try his hand as a wandering […]

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Wish Lanterns – Young Lives in New China, Interview With Alec Ash

Alec Ash at Glam, Shanghai. Original Photo by Elyse Ribbons GeiliGiving.com There are over 320 million people in China aged between 15 and 30. This generation is often derided by their elders as well as the media. Depending on who you ask they’re shallow and materialistic, apathetic or overly patriotic. Beijing based journalist Alec Ash […]

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Seven Years On the Road – Interview with Colin Wright

Seven years ago, Colin Wright was working 100 hours a week running a branding studio in LA. He was on track to reach his goal of becoming a millionaire before the age of 25, when he had a change of heart. This lifestyle wasn’t so exciting anymore, and he wanted see the world. He started […]

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From Sichuan to Cairo – Interview With Peter Hessler

Earlier this week I had the privilege of interviewing one of my favorite authors, Peter Hessler. As a staff writer for The New Yorker and author of three acclaimed books on China, Hessler’s writing offers fascinating and deeply felt insights into the changing landscapes, cultures and characters he has encountered in his travels.  After teaching in […]

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