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Europe
September 24, 2019

Where Demons Fall in Love

Having fallen in love with the Georgia of 19th Russian poetry, Katrina Keegan set out on a pilgrimage to see the country as it is today. The valleys of luxurious…
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Europe
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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Europe
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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Europe
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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Europe
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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Europe
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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Europe
July 20, 2019

Conversations in Venice

20 million tourists visit Venice every year. However, Lisa Watson discovers that it is still possible to get a feel for local life - all you have to do is…
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Europe
June 24, 2019

To The Edge of Romania

A British woman travels to Gura Humorului in Moldavia to meet the grandmother of her Romanian partner. I had been anticipating the meeting for so long. Stef’s grandmother lived in…
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Europe
June 3, 2019

Fear and Loathing on an Irish Highway

While hitchhiking in Ireland, our writer stumbles upon a simple realization: we’re afraid of the wrong people. Our first time out of the country, my brother Ben and I spent…
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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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