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Snippet: Peixoto's "Imperfect Path"

José Luís Peixoto, O Caminho Imperfeito , 2017, 192 p.

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After Dentro do Segredo , in which he presented North Korea from the inside, José Luís Peixoto now offers us a view of one of the common-place exotic destinations: Thailand.  409 more words


Trading Companies and Travel Literature: Looking back on #Hakluyt17

Trading Companies and Travel Literature are hot. Joining these two foci of historical and literary analysis works even better. This is the short conclusion from the overwhelming success of the Hakluyt Society Symposium, the first of its kind, held at Chatham Historic Dockyards on 11-12 September 2017.  1,106 more words

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NYC: Let's Talk Tourism in Literature

Hey people. It’s been a minute ’cause I’m trying to keep up with this bitch called Life in 2017. I just wanted to pop in to invite those of y’all in NYC to… 247 more words

Travel Writing

The Consolations of the Forest, by Sylvain Tesson (2011)

The summer before my senior year of high school, we moved from Washington DC to Moscow. It was the first time my father had been posted to a non-English speaking country since Japan in the early eighties, and the biggest adventure my siblings and I had ever embarked on: the street signs in Cyrillic script; the bone-chilling winter cold; the doorman of our building, who recorded our comings and goings in a notebook he didn’t even bother to hide from us; but also the glittering Imperial splendour of the Bolshoï; the golden onion domes of Orthodox churches; and the incredible hospitality of the Russians who became our friends… We certainly had enough to keep us busy and entertained. 1,049 more words

Book Reviews

Not Afraid of the Fall: 114 Days Through 38 Cities in 15 Countries

Not Afraid of the Fall: 114 Days Through 38 Cities in 15 Countries by Kyle James

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After purchasing one-way flights from New York City to Paris, Kyle James and his girlfriend Ashley quit their day jobs, planned futures, and daily paradigms to see as much of the world as they could. 116 more words


White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World

White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World by Geoff Dyer

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From a trip to The Lightning Field in New Mexico, to chasing Gauguin’s ghost in French Polynesia, White Sands is a creative exploration of why we travel. 56 more words