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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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Asia
May 14, 2019

The Typhoon on Mt Fuji

It was around 4pm on a summer evening, when a latent hangover started digging its heels into the flanks of my brain. Why we decide to stay in Shibuya's Senta-gai…
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Asia
April 29, 2019

No Rules Vietnam – An Unexpected Local Encounter in Hanoi

While travelling in Hanoi, Vietnam, a surprise offer on a Couchsurfing appleads to an unfiltered experience of local life. It was a fairly normal travel day; chaotic, hot, sweaty, disorientating.…
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AsiaIndia
March 11, 2019

The God of Snakes – Scaling The Himalayan peak of Nag Tibba

I was walking. I kept walking through the rocky trail as my body could feel the weight of every step I took. The sun shone bright, but the air was…
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Asia
February 19, 2019

The Volcano at Dawn – Trekking Bali’s Mount Batur

As I scrambled upwards through dirt and weeds in the pitch black, I started to feel extremely faint. Our local guide Eddie was quick on his feet, bounding ahead across…
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Asia
January 16, 2019

Soul Searching in Sri Lanka

A woman seeks peace and answers on the island of Sri Lanka and learns how to enjoy life from those affected by the 2004 tsunami. One Tuesday afternoon in Mirissa,…
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