Articles tagged travel

Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future

A up-close account of a city—and a world—at a thrilling and confounding moment in history, in which nothing can be counted as stable, from the sidewalk underfoot to Western assumptions about democracy and progress.

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Botticelli, Sandwiches Outside and Dreams of Bradbury’s ‘Dandelion Wine’

Boxed in by bandage-colored cubicle walls in downtown Manhattan, my thoughts drift to sweet days in Florence and Rome, and to lines in Ray Bradbury’s ‘Dandelion Wine’.

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‘Dreaming in Hindi’: Total Immersion, or Panicked Submersion?

Even at 45, Rich must defend her reputation. As she filters it through what would have been her acquired Hindi: “I have not been bringing men up to my room. I have not been throwing condoms onto people’s roofs.”

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10 Mar 2010 // 9:00 PM

Josh Rouse: El Turista

More postcards from a sunny exile. Far from the blue glow of melancholy, Rouse's music aims for glorious golden moments.

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Running Away by Jean-Philippe Toussaint

Toussaint dives deep into how we stretch ourselves thin between places in our attempt to be with one another.

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29 Oct 2009 // 8:59 PM

Crime, Delirium, and Paris

In the second installment of his overseas correspondence, the Rockist gets robbed. And this time, not by an American corporation.

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The ‘Ol Crotchety One Kicks It Transatlantic Style

PopMatters sends its weekly culture columnist abroad, with hopefully a one-way ticket.

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Looking for the Lost: Memoirs of a Vanishing Japan

With its narrow streets and dark and hidden infoldings, there’s a distinctly feminine, mysterious, and inexplicably magnetic aspect to Japan that exists in few other places in the world.

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For an artistic medium that focuses heavily on mimicking real life activities, video games still have a few activities that they still seem to struggle

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In Cod We Trust & Magic Bus

Where else in the world can one find a town called Hell, a German U-Boat-turned-bowling alley, and Vinmonopolet, government-run wine and liquor stores?

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30 Oct 2007 // 3:17 AM

TRAVELOGUE: From boot-scootin’ to bats in Austin, Texas

AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas is a perennial power in the annual listing of the nation’s top party schools, and seemingly every one

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18 Oct 2007 // 12:17 AM

TRAVELOGUE: New views from ancient Bulgaria

VELIKO TÂRNOVO, Bulgaria—Here in Bulgaria’s former royal capital, even a budget traveler can live like a king. Let’s start with the

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31 Aug 2007 // 1:24 AM

TRAVELOGUE: In Nicaragua, volcanoes and colonial cities

LEON, Nicaragua—With a grin and quick pace, guide Rigo Sampson led a small group of hikers up a steep trail to the top of

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20 Aug 2007 // 7:42 AM

TRAVELOGUE: Cruise explores a harsh universe of thinning ice

DISKO BAY, Greenland—It’s well past midnight, but the sun is still gleaming just behind jagged peaks, washing the sky with a rosy shimmer.

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17 Aug 2007 // 2:15 AM

Passion for music echoes through Moroccan city

FEZ, Morocco—The taxi hurtled through the ancient, labyrinthine streets around Fez’s old city, and we had no idea where to tell the driver

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16 Aug 2007 // 1:57 AM

TRAVELOGUE: A decade after Diana

She’ll always be 36. Beautiful. Stylish. Wistful eyes, but sparkling smile. The center of a dysfunctional royal fairy tale with a surprise grisly ending. It

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TRAVELOGUE: The glaciated hill ranges of Minnesota and South Dakota

MINNEAPOLIS—Single file, our group of seven rode on horseback along the valley floor through a tunnel of greenery. Oak, basswood and ash trees spread

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27 Jul 2007 // 6:14 AM

TRAVELOGUE: Alaska safari shows you the wild side

DENALI NATIONAL PARK, Alaska—The shaggy blond grizzly stopped grazing on grasses and sat back on her haunches. Two black cubs saw the opportunity and

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25 Jul 2007 // 2:25 AM

TRAVELOGUE: Romania’s Maramures villages

VADU IZEI, Romania—Forty miles from the shops selling cell phones and bikinis on Bucharesti Street in the mining town of Baia Mare, Maria Stan

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20 Jul 2007 // 3:10 AM

TRAVELOGUE: Nicaragua goes boom

GRANADA, Nicaragua—Boomtown fever is often followed by nostalgia for the way of life that just disappeared. Rapid change usually means rapid loss of charm.

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St. Vincent, Beck, and More Heat Up Boston Calling on Memorial Day Weekend

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"With vibrant performances by artists including St. Vincent and TV on the Radio, the first half of the bi-annual Boston Calling Festival brought additional excitement to Memorial Day weekend.

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