Places

Where the Bread Is Hot as Hell

By / April 2015

“There arena��t many muufo (pronounced mofo) ovens in Djibouti City,” writes Rachel Pieh Jones, “Fathia says hers may be the only one. Whatever the case, she isna��t too worried about competition.”

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London Meditations: The Jazz of Sports

By / April 2015

Our man in London on what makes football so indelible to the city: “I know the stereotypes of football fans. But I’ve also seen fathers carrying daughters on shoulders, flush with joy after an unexpected win, singing ‘Wea��re the Bradford Boys, making all of the noise.'”

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The Case for Russian Travel

By / March 2015

“Russians,” writes Dave Hayton, “will bless your childrena��s children with the same passion they curse your president. But if you can swallow your taboos and slough off the political criticism, you will gain a lifelong friend.”

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Kathmandu Sunset

By / March 2015

Year round, pilgrims flock to the Boudhanath Stupa, which is flush with prayer wheels, prayer flags, and meditative walking paths. Allison Rushing sends these pictures of Nepal’s wind-whipped temple.

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Land of the Red River Hogs

By / March 2015

Rachel Pieh Jones on a dogged veterinarian’s uphill battle to protect Djibouti’s wildlife, from oryx and ostriches to cheetahs and lynx.

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Sandcastles in the Desert

By / March 2015

Can Dubai, the Detroit of the Middle East, escape the fate of other boom towns?

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