Monthly Archives: December 2012

Turning 23: Reflections from a Year of Travel

When I look at the picture that was taken of Chris and me at the Explorer’s Club this past march, there’s a lot that I don’t recognize about that person. There are, of course a few changes in physical appearance. … Continue reading

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Cracking Small Talk: A Couchsurfer’s Guide

Every Couchsurfer in the world knows the routine.  Some stranger has just pulled you off the foreign chaos of the streets and planted you into their equally alien home.  They’ve given you the tour, showed you where to put your … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: Our Latest Feature Story is Published on

The Culture Shock of India’s Call Centers While we were in Bangalore, we sat in on a call center training course. Our piece takes you behind the scenes, following the stories of three individuals: a trainee applying for jobs, a … Continue reading

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The Million Dollar Wedding

“This way” Mohita said. We followed her towards a shadowy passageway, where a couple of mud-caked stray dogs milled around an arched entry. Mohita pulled her five year old son in close, shielding him in the draping folds of her … Continue reading

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Thanks for Getting Us Halfway! Can you help us finish?

We’ve cycled 6000 miles over the last nine months, passed through twelve countries, and published over one hundred articles. 6000 more miles, and twelve months from now, we plan to arrive in Shanghai. When we left Paris, we set out … Continue reading

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