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Travel

To travel or not to travel? This is a common question many people ask. It is a pertinent inquiry, as salaried workers often do not…

Traveling to India for the First Time

By Nicholas Klacsanzky As a 20-year-old college student with cash to spare, going to India was a dream. I had been listening to tons of…

Famous Haunted Hotels

There must be something special about hotels that makes people’s imagination inhabit them with ghosts, poltergeists, and other supernatural beings. We can find countless stories…

Tomb Treasures of Han China

By Sam Burt, on The Search for Immortality: Tomb Treasures of Han China, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Why did the Emperors of the Qin and Han…

The Western Wall of Jerusalem

Jerusalem is often referred to as the city of three religions. Throughout the thousands of years that it has existed, this city had been conquered,…

Melbourne

Australia is probably one of the most mysterious regions of the world—at least for people who have never been there before. A huge continent on…

Ryoanji Garden

When speaking of Japan, most people imagine a certain set of things: Fujisan (also known as Fujiyama), sushi, geisha, samurai, anime, shinobi (often incorrectly called…

Elizabeth Bisland’s Race Around the World

This article [Elizabeth Bisland’s Race Around the World] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [Elizabeth Bisland’s Race Around the World] under a Creative…

Description of a Desert

It is difficult to form a correct idea of a desert without having seen one. It is a vast plain of sands and stones, interspersed…

Picturing Don Quixote

Four hundred years ago, on April 23, 1616, Miguel de Cervantes died. In the prologue to his posthumously-published The Trials of Persiles and Sigismunda, he…

Coining Columbus

Theodore de Bry, born in the Prince-Bishopric of Liege in 1528, lived and worked in Strasbourg, Antwerp, and London before he ultimately settled in Frankfurt,…

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