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May 18, 2020

The Last Days of Communism

In the final story selected as one of three finalists for the 2020 Chance Encounters travel writing competition, a traveler making her way through St. Petersburg and Siberia witnesses the…
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AsiaChance Encounters
May 10, 2020

For the Love of a Dugong

In the second of three stories selected as finalists for the 2020 Chance Encounters travel writing competition, a traveler heading to the Spice Islands relays an unexpected encounter with an…
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Asia
April 29, 2020

The Gates of Hell

In the desert of one of most politically repressive countries in the world, a traveler gazes upon a famous, undying fire that has burned against all odds for nearly 50…
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Asia
April 26, 2020

Conversations with the Gardener

An expat in Kathmandu and his Nepali gardener attempt to bridge the gap of culture and language as they face the uncertainty of Covid-19 together. Knees creaking, ankles cracking, I…
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Asia
April 18, 2020

Hiking with Lady

After starting a challenging solo hike to prove something, a woman discovers that company isn't a barrier to finding oneself. Why do I even like hiking? I grumbled to myself…
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Asia
March 7, 2020

Coronacation – In South Korea During Covid-19

An expat English teacher in Korea experiences an "ordinary" day in one of the countries most affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Ping! Ping! Ping! My phone emits a sequence of…
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Asia
March 3, 2020

The City of Longevity

When a young woman makes a trip to Taichung, her father's hometown in Taiwan, she struggles to find a window into his busy life. “We’re meeting them at the restaurant.…
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Asia
February 4, 2020

Sober in Southeast Asia

A solo traveler attempts to navigate Southeast Asia's hedonistic backpacking scene without the crutch of alcohol. I stumbled out of my Grab car with my trusty black backpack into the…
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Asia
December 26, 2019

Living with the Dead

In a Manila cemetery, the living and the dead live side-by-side, and our writer wants to know why. It was a steaming afternoon in mid-summer when I found myself at…
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Asia
December 17, 2019

Back to Bengal

After a gap of seventeen years, a Bengali writer returns to the storied city of Kolkata. With her husband and their adult daughter, they set out to discover the history…
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