September 17, 2019

Catching Clams in Portugal

On a beach in Portugal, divides of language, age and culture are forgotten as a traveler fishes for clams alongside a local family. “¿Qué están buscando?” I ask the young…
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Intrepid Times Interviews
September 11, 2019

On Wanderlust and Whitman: Interview with Photojournalist B.A. Van Sise

On any given day, you may find B.A. Van Sise teaching a photography course in Mongolia, testing vintage film in Kosovo, touring with the Cuban National Circus, or riding shotgun…
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September 9, 2019

This is Rural Sichuan

While volunteering among earthquake survivors in rural Sichuan, our writer discovers that the "real" China is both beautiful and confronting. “Lushan is a nice village. Maybe one million,” our interpreter,…
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September 3, 2019

Finding Authenticity in Chios

On the Greek island of Chios, a traveling couple discovers the warmth of Greek hospitality, complete with spontaneous jam-sessions and declarations of undying love. The Greek island of Chios is…
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August 26, 2019

The Life Jacket Graveyard

In the midst of the refugee crisis, a lifeguard in Greece encounters a bizarre and frightening symbol of human courage and fragility. Somewhere north of the mountains on the island…
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Central America
August 22, 2019

Eating Turtle in a Nicaraguan Market

In a small market in Nicaragua, a traveler eats a popular local dish that leaves a bad taste in her mouth. I felt an indescribable relief when the boat finally…
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August 12, 2019

The Boy on the Train to Goa

On a long voyage across India, an Australian woman meets a local boy and soon discovers how vastly different their two worlds are. A sleeper carriage on an Indian train…
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August 9, 2019

Controversy in Freedom Square

While researching her family history in Budapest, an American writer takes a walk through Freedom Square, encountering fresh controversy with every step. “Freedom Square” was named to celebrate the removal…
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August 5, 2019

Kosovo In Pictures

A photojournalist looks at Kosovo through the lens of a camera and gets a glimpse into the events that created one of the world's youngest countries. When I was 11…
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South America
July 31, 2019

The Slow Boat to Manaus

Life is pretty routine when you're traveling the Amazon river by cargo ship: Every day you wake up at exactly 5.30AM and mingle with people from another world. Tiny white…
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