Experiences

Walk Toward the Water

By / July 2012

Writer Chris Watts takes a rollicking trip down the bombsheltered coast of Albania: “Perhaps we’d deprived ourselves of the hard-won satisfaction that comes from losing one’s way only to find it again.”

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Of Holy Mountains and Dirty Hotels

By / June 2012

Brian McKanna visits an eastern Turkish town in the shadow of Mount Ararat: “The legendary peak looms over Dogubeyazit, both overshadowing it and bathing it in reflected glory.”

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Sunrise at the End of the World

By / May 2012

Chris Watts takes part in a morning ritual in southern India: “I wound through the crowds to the end of the road, the last road in all of India, then abandoned my car to join the pilgrims.”

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Up in Smoke

By / April 2012

Writer Chris Watts weathers a monsoon in a mysterious village in Burma: “I heard a noise and saw a flicker through the window. The man was staring towards the woods, as if waiting for a ghost.”

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The Foreignness of the Next Thing

By / February 2012

Paris-bound rambler Will Fleeson finds clarity, with the aid of a shot of pear brandy, on a pit stop in Belgrade: “Everywhere you went, there was too much to know and tell and never enough time.”

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East Toward Home

By / February 2012

Mike Cervantez on Adana: “Through the spaces between surrounding apartments I could see the snow covered Toros Mountains off in the distance looking like giant icebergs floating in the sky.”

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