Experiences

Shore to Shore in Jordan

By / June 2014

Danny Wright on a Jordanian marathon that takes runners from the Dead Sea to the Red Sea by way of the Arabah Wadi.

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Locking Horns in Yusufeli

By / May 2014

In Turkey’s Black Sea region, bull wrestling draws big crowds and big questions. “The bulls ran straight for the men at the entrance,” writes Brian McKanna. “They plowed through the gate, past tables where gendarme ate kebab, into the bazar and up the hill.”

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The Lady in the Lake

By / March 2014

A dispatch from the northwest coast of Malaysia: a�?Fifteen minutes to Pulau Danyang,” the boatman informed us, a�?fifteen minutes to the Island of the Pregnant Maiden.a�?

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6 Reasons to Celebrate Sochi

By / February 2014

There may be no better place, writes Dave Hayton, for the world’s athletes to converge: “Should not the message of the Olympics be that you don’t have to be a Paris or a Los Angeles to host the games?”

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About Suffering They Were Never Wrong

By / February 2014

A dispatch from a Russian funeral: “The man cranked his car to life and backed out of the lot, grazing several mourners with his bumper.”

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Drink Plenty of Tea and Bathe Once a Week

By / January 2014

Dave Hayton goes on a tea bender in Dagestan: “Teatimes, like the call to prayer, provide a rhythm for the unpredictability of life in these mountains.”

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