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Abdul Abdurrazzak Othman, a retired physics teacher who spent 15 years in prison, he is pictured with his sons

The Syrian Refugee Crisis: My First-Hand Account From The Turkish Border

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

More than three years have passed since protesters took the streets in Syria. What began as a call for democracy, a mass movement to end Bashar al-Assad’s 43 years of family rule, has turned into a foreign-funded proxy war without a foreseeable end. So far, the war in Syria has produced an estimated 150,000 casualties, […]

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Freewheelin’ in Cappadocia [Photo Essay]

Monday, October 14, 2013

Cappadocia combines history and geology like no other place in the world. With its labyrinth of underground cities and multicolored rock formations that spiral into the sky, ancient civilizations have thrived in this arid desert landscape for more than 8,000 years. Best known as a refuge for Christianity before it was widely accepted, Cappadocia became […]

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Learn A Language For Free And Change The World With Duolingo

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

After my grand Pan-American journey came to an end, I moved to Montreal and was faced with two somewhat serious problems: I was completely broke and, if I wanted to find a decent job, I would have to learn French. The problem: no money, no language classes. They call this, un shitload de problèmes, in Quebec. Thankfully, […]

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La Carretera Austral: The Gravel Road To The End Of The World

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Pan-American Transmissions: Part 12 “Pan-American Transmissions” is a travel series from Special Contributor Diego Cupolo as he travels south from Nicaragua to Argentina. He has few plans, a $10-a-day budget and one flute-playing gypsy companion. Check back as new dispatches are posted from the road. The overnight boat approached mainland Chile beneath the shadow of […]

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The Driest Place on Earth: From Bolivia’s Salt Flats To Chile’s Atacama Desert

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Pan-American Transmissions: Part 11 “Pan-American Transmissions” is a travel series from Special Contributor Diego Cupolo as he travels south from Nicaragua to Argentina. He has few plans, a $10-a-day budget and one flute-playing gypsy companion. Check back as new dispatches are posted from the road. Pink flamingos wade through blood-red lagoons on a seemingly endless […]

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Into The Amazon: Bolivia’s Gateway To The Jungle

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pan-American Transmissions: Part 10 “Pan-American Transmissions” is a travel series from Special Contributor Diego Cupolo as he travels south from Nicaragua to Argentina. He has few plans, a $10-a-day budget and one flute-playing gypsy companion. Check back as new dispatches are posted from the road. “The ‘call o’ the wild’ is in the blood of […]

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Why Touring Buenos Aires By Camera Is The Best Way To See The City

Monday, November 12, 2012

With its grandiose architecture, beautiful people and downright gritty street scenes where all these elements come together, Buenos Aires is a city made for photography, and according to the founders of Foto-Ruta, there is no better way to tour Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital, than to do it through the lens of a camera. In what […]

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Lima: It’s Not As Gray As They Say

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pan-American Transmissions: Part 9 “Pan-American Transmissions” is a travel series from Special Contributor Diego Cupolo as he travels south from Nicaragua to Argentina. He has few plans, a $10-a-day budget and one flute-playing gypsy companion. Check back as new dispatches are posted from the road. “Don’t go, it’s ugly. Nothing but gray buildings. One big […]

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Into The Andes: The High Road Through Ecuador

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pan-American Transmissions: Part 8 “Pan-American Transmissions” is a travel series from Special Contributor Diego Cupolo as he travels south from Nicaragua to Argentina. He has few plans, a $10-a-day budget and one flute-playing gypsy companion. Check back as new dispatches are posted from the road. When Ania was a little girl in the Quebec countryside, […]

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Medellin: A Tale of Two Cities

Friday, August 10, 2012

Pan-American Transmissions: Part 7 “Pan-American Transmissions” is a travel series from Special Contributor Diego Cupolo as he travels south from Nicaragua to Argentina. He has few plans, a $10-a-day budget and one flute-playing gypsy companion. Check back as new dispatches are posted from the road. Fourteen-year-old hookers stand at the corner from Medellin’s central plaza […]

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