Articles tagged travelogue

‘The Elephant’s Journey’ Carries the Reader Along on this Shared Endeavor

Saramago's trickery emphasizes an obvious, but often neglected, point about literature: words create reality rather than merely transcribe it.

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Tropic of Capricorn by Simon Reeve

Reeve's explores the tension between indigenous cultures and the natural world on one hand, and modern-day demands for resources and tourism on the other.

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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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18 Jul 2007 // 11:31 PM

TRAVELOGUE: In surreal Salvador beats the heart of Brazil

SALVADOR, Bahia—I’m asleep in a restored colonial mansion turned bed-and-breakfast, deep in the city’s historic center, when a cacophony of joyous rhythms

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TRAVELOGUE: Cinque Terre offers serenity from the noise of Italy

RIOMAGGIORE, Italy—Far from the spinning postcard racks, the camera-wielding tour groups, the blare of the train whistle and the lyrical background noise of everyday

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12 Jul 2007 // 11:55 PM

TRAVELOGUE: An Israel that goes beyond the headlines

Whatever you imagine Israel to be, it probably isn’t this: Buttery local olive oil, hinting of spice, sampled on a breezy afternoon beneath a

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10 Jul 2007 // 2:00 AM

TRAVELOGUE: Beijing’s Olympic bubble

Wang Hai Xia, who knows Beijing pretty well, had to ask directions twice to find the Dashanzi Art District in an industrial area outside the

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TRAVELOGUE: Amid the drab landscape of Joshua Tree lies a bounty of treats

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif.—Brown. I’m headed south along Park Boulevard, just outside the town of Twentynine Palms, and everywhere I look it’

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29 Jun 2007 // 2:44 AM

TRAVELOGUE: A hip tour of hippie-dom

SAN FRANCISCO—The “Summer of Love” turns 40 this year, and parties are planned. So, is this the death knell for Haight-Ashbury’s hipness? If 30 was “

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TRAVELOGUE: The Duke’s co-star: A movie pilgrimage to Monument Valley

MONUMENT VALLEY, Ariz./Utah—He remembered the first time he saw this place. It was October 1948, and the chill of high-country autumn had already set

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22 Jan 2003 // 10:00 PM

Joni Mitchell: Travelogue

Joni Mitchell is unquestionably one of the finest popular songwriters of the last half-century, and takes her rightful place with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and a handful of others as a highly incisive observer of her generation’s struggles and triumphs.

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The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

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"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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