A poetic look at the true efficacy of international humanitarian aid in times of crisis.
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Aleksandr "Sasha" Romanobskiy lives in a Russian ghost town called Pyramiden with just five others employed as cultural guides.
The south couldn’t care less whether you feel comfortable or not, whether they fit your standards of travel or not – here you fit in. You adjust.
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The anniversary of the earthquake that shook Kathmandu and killed nearly 9,000 people was in April. Even after a year, some 4 million people were still living in temporary housing.
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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.
Exploring the history of Japan’s courtesans and pleasure districts during the Edo Period.

Little Tibet

The rise and survival of a ramshackle Tibetan refugee colony in hectic North Delhi.
Exploring the engineering behind the largest human gathering on Earth. By John Macomber
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan In the morning, just after dawn, the baker sits cross-legged on the flour-dusted floor. His storefront bakery overlooks a narrow, pitted street where taxi drivers sleep, their sandaled feet sticking out open car windows, before they rouse themselves and drive into downtown Islamabad seeking fares. Near the baker, a boy beats mounds of pasty dough into flat circles before...

A Dangerous Zoo

The roaring trade of dark tourism on the volatile border between North and South Korea.

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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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