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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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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Africa
May 21, 2019

Silence of the Sand

"After the heat, the first thing that hit me was the silence. I couldn’t miss it. There was nothing to absorb sound. No trees, no buildings. Just orange sand stretching…
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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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North America
May 7, 2019

Misheard in Mexico

A veteran travel writer retells a family travel legend with a comic twist. My taste for travel was honed at an early age in the safe, secure and staunchly middle…
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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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Europe
February 26, 2019

Madrid – Mysteries Overlooked

Madrid is a languid rush. As in all big cities, people look ahead and walk with purpose. Yet they move slowly. Pedestrians habitually pause in the middle of the street,…
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