Experiences

Ancestral Echoes

By / December 2017

Jarred McAfee goes in search of his last name in Scotland: “In the end, perhaps the outside elements are what unite us. Perhaps what flows from without trumps what flows from within.”

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Down a Deep Well

By / December 2017

Indian bison are the largest bovine species on earth. They can weigh up to 3,000 pounds. So what happens when one falls into a well? Chris Watts sends this dispatch from Kodaikanal.

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Pray for Rain

By / June 2017

In India, writes Robert Smythe, waiting for monsoon season is an exercise in hope and fear: “There is a third reason why Indians pray for rain, a reason that I might crudely describe as the unifying thrill of monsoon season.”

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Fact and Fiction on the Autobahn

By / March 2017

In Germany, writes Tara Thomas, the idea of a national speed limit is as controversial as gun control in the U.S.

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In Rome, the Holidays Get a Sour Face

By / December 2016

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

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The World Is a Table

By / September 2016

EthnoTraveler writers have published essays on food from China, Turkey, Peru, Tunisia, France, Israel, Djibouti, and even North Korea. Here is a selection of some of our favorites.

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