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Border Lines

In the garage of my apartment building there’s a green tag hanging from the phone wiring box. It’s one of those things that I see every day while driving in and out of my parking space, part of the myriad stimuli that enters my awareness and immediately exits again. 1,837 more words

Troubleshooting

Iguazu Falls - Part Two

For me, day two at Iguazu Falls was the best day yet. It was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been; I’m so glad we decided to stay a second day. 1,327 more words

Brazil

Family matters

It’s been a quiet week on the hitching front with just two days on the road, but we still found time to break our record for numbers of rides in one day (11), affording us ample opportunity to observe Washington State’s stance on hitchhiking. 223 more words

USA

“Los Dedos de la Muerte” (Fingers of Death)

A musty, dry wind blows hauntingly across the vast and barren wasteland where life and death cohabit.

Los dedos de la muerte – the fingers of death – have followed me for more than three thousand torturous kilometers ceaselessly grasping at my back. 431 more words

Hope

All borders fade?

Came across two items online this week that together made me reflect on borders and imagined communities.

The first one: How Africa Would Look Like if its Borders Were Defined By Ethnicity and Language. 81 more words

Africa

Slow Boat Voyage on the Mekong River into Laos

One of the most unique and memorable ways to travel into Laos from Thailand is to take a slow boat on the muddy Mekong River from… 1,039 more words

Buddhism

What the T*uck?

As Osman approaches the borders of the Memâlik-i Mahrûse-i Osmanî, he is met with a starting sight. Kilometer after kilometer of TIR packed with goods for sale, waiting to pass over the borders into Europe. 74 more words