A dispatch from Wat Umong, a Buddhist holy site outside of Chiang Mai: “Over time,” writes Aaron Goccia, “monks and locals began to deposit busts of the Buddha, effigies of the kings, broken dragons.”
Danny Wright on a Jordanian marathon that takes runners from the Dead Sea to the Red Sea by way of the Arabah Wadi.
Adana is the fifth largest city in Turkey. Located in southwest Anatolia, the city sports orange trees, commanding minarets, and a Roman bridge over the Seyhan River. Danley Shackelford sends these photos.
Dave Hayton asks whether Derbent, a multi-ethnic city in southern Dagestan could provide a model for peace in the Middle East.
Jarred McAfee sends these photographs from Colonsay, his ancestral home in the Scottish Inner Hebrides.