For His 30th Birthday, a Norwegian Blogger Hopes to Visit Every Country on Earth

EthnoTraveler interviews Jørn Bjørn Augestad, who goes by Vagabjorn online, as he heads for the Seychelles.

‘Things Could Get Crazy’

Outside of Amman, women from the Talbieh refugee camp are dealing with waste one tote at a time

In Rome, the Holidays Get a Sour Face

In Italy, writes Chris Watts, Saint Nick plays second fiddle to La Befana, the Christmas Hag. Just don’t call her a witch:

Visions of Portugal

On Jose Saramago’s late-in-life memoir of village life in Portugal: “When he was 83, Saramago released a memoir, which, like a missive from the grave, came into English translation in 2010, a year after he died.”

The Dream of Fluency

The first year in Amman, I encountered lots of things I didn’t expect. I didn’t expect that my Arabic voice would sound different than my English voice. That people would laugh at me for saying something correctly. That in the same day I would feel the heights of exhilaration and the depths of humiliation.

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