Experiences

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.

Tea Time at the TB Clinic

By / June 2016

When, asks writer Rachel Pieh Jones, is it rude for a foreigner to refuse a drink? “My way has always been to say yes, to fried camel hump, rancid butter, syrupy drinks. But am I still foreign? Does time erase the pressure to comply?”

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Walking in Somaliland

By / May 2016

Rachel Pieh Jones takes to the streets of Hargeisa on foot. “I was aware of everything from harmonicas to screeching tires, who was behind us, who was in front of us, who was talking. Was the woman right?”

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The White Tulip

By / April 2016

After a long winter, Tara Thomas goes hunting for spring flowers in the Netherlands: “It was cold. The wind cut right through my windbreaker and chilled my heart. My favorite flowers were nowhere to be found.”

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