Author Archives: Chris

The Greatest Thing We’ve Sacrificed

Among the joys of travel, there is one aspect of our transitory lifestyle that has always been difficult: lack of community. By virtue of being on the move, we usually don’t know anyone in the places we’re traveling. There is … Continue reading

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How This Trip Would Be Different If We Were Women

I recently received a message on our facebook page from a fan who made a great point: We don’t talk about women enough. “I want to offer a critique as to your choice of article topics.  As two men traveling … Continue reading

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China: The Last Bike Tour Begins

“You’ve got to be kidding me” I said, eyeing the cop car pull up outside the hotel. The troop of Chinese officers who got out forced their way past the hanging curtain of the hotel’s front door like they were … Continue reading

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What’s in the Stare?

There it was again. The unnerving stare. The boy was peeping at me from the shadows of the doorway. How long had he been watching me this time? I raised my eyebrows and smiled at him. His inscrutable expression didn’t … Continue reading

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Hitting Brick Walls: Our First Political Investigation

We’ve learned a lot about journalism on this trip. We’ve made a lot of mistakes, too. Every story we’ve tackled has challenged our persistence, our resourcefulness, and our ethical boundaries. The last story we covered in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan was no … Continue reading

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