Experiences

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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Faces in the Trees

By / February 2016

Chris Watts searches for the Jarawa people, in the Andaman Islands: “There were warnings about taking pictures. In 2015, some Brits had posted video online. As a result, officials had closed the road for months.”

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A Very Merry Red Square

By / December 2015

“I wanted to experience Red Square in all of its intrigue and glory,” writes Bobby Rahe,” then my six-year-old daughter spotted the carousel.”

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Better than Varanasi

By / December 2015

In northern India, a meal made over a dunghill fire turns a detour into an arrival: “The smell of manure and raw meat mixed in the air. I felt sick, and not only to my stomach. This was the opposite of Varanasi.”

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