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December 10, 2019

Autumn in the Iya Valley

In this story, the second of a two-part series on Japan, our writer passes under changing leaves and over mountains to visit a village of scarecrows and a forest full…
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Asia
November 29, 2019

Two Japans: Osaka and Mount Koya

In this story, the first of a two-part Japan series, a traveler experiences the tension between ancient and modern Japan as she winds through hypnotic cities and a temple-topped mountain.…
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Asia
November 20, 2019

The Mountain of Fire

During a midnight trek up a volcano in Java, Indonesia, our writer realizes that her so-called "guides" are not exactly who they claim to be. The night sky passed overhead…
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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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