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October 20, 2019

Shanghai Fever

Despite illness and inconvenience, a traveler is determined to experience all that Shanghai has to offer Sleeping in the Shanghai Pudong International Airport overnight only made me think of one…
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Asia
October 9, 2019

Ice Skating in Kazakhstan

Photojournalist B. A. Van Sise found Kazakhstan to be a land where the visitor is a treasured guest - just so long as you can get past the border guards.…
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Asia
September 26, 2019

Indonesia’s Last Monarchy

An Indonesian writer travels to Java’s last provincial monarchy and speaks with a servant of the royal family. On Christmas Day, I went with my parents and little sister to…
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Asia
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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Asia
July 16, 2019

Among the Sherpas

At the foot of Mount Gaurishankar in the Himalayas, a traveler seeks a place to meditate, and soon finds himself becoming part of village life. After six months living with…
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Asia
July 8, 2019

A Sherpa Wedding

In a remote Nepalese valley ravaged by a recent earthquake, a Sherpa wedding still manages to bring joy. The night is dark, the moon covered by heavy clouds of rain.…
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Asia
July 1, 2019

Making Merit at a Burmese Refugee Camp

At a refugee camp on the Border of Thailand and Myanmar, a writer seeks redemption. “Happy Thingyan!” someone shouts. Splat! Thwack! Just seconds after arriving at the refugee camp, I’m…
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Asia
June 18, 2019

Hiking to Everest Base Camp

After a hair-raising flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, an experienced hiker faces the challenge of a lifetime on the trail to Mount Everest Base Camp My heart, racing with anticipation,…
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Asia
May 30, 2019

The Choice to Stay

In a land scarred by civil war, our writer discovers the warmth of Tamil hospitality and is given a choice that his host never had. A bright red rickshaw spluttered,…
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AsiaEssay / musingEurope
May 27, 2019

Love on the Road

From Vilnius to Mongolia, our writer reflects on a traveler's search for love. I noticed a dark eyed wanderer on the opposing couch at my hostel in Vilnius. James had…
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