A look back at the life of Victorian cartographer, adventurer and rabble-rouser, Sir Richard Francis Burton. By Simon Bendle

Village of One

He survived the Srebrenica Massacre by hiding in the woods for 78 days, sometimes eating snails and grass. Now, 20 years later, Elvir Hafizovic works in the Srebrenica post office.
During my subsequent stay in Austria there was no discomfort or psychic trauma, nor was there the opposite reaction: suddenly gaining insights into the nature of healing and acceptance.
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We've all had to sit through boring vacation photos before.
A Writer Recalls Her Childhood During The Harvest in Cumières, France.

Capturing Myanmar

It was the perfect narrative: an oppressive regime, a liberation icon in jail, a popular struggle for freedom. How much of it was true?
A nostalgic joyride through the years of San Francisco’s past. By Joe Stephens
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Near Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, a woman named Lek Chailert has saved some 200 elephants from cruel fates in the logging and tourism industries.
What happens when a journalist who loathes press trips goes on one to Guyana?
The fight to rebury Native American remains in San Marcos, Texas.

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In the city: A portrait tour of Manchester

I pour for hours over old photos and maps. Pictures of people in the street 20, 50, 100 years ago still seem alive somehow.

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