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The happiness van: an adventure around Leipzig

in Glocal/Philosophies/Travel
The Happiness Van
Allan and his companions with the green happiness van. (Photo: Allan Dransfield)

“Allan came to my house to pick me up, and I did exactly what my mom has always told me not to do: get in a van with a stranger.” 

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Hitchhiking from Leipzig to Copenhagen

in Leipzig tips/Literature/Philosophies/Travel
The pros and cons of hitchhiking - short story by Adam Carrington. (Public domain photo)
The pros and cons of hitchhiking - short story by Adam Carrington. (Public domain photo)

“Five Catholic Poles all ride to Switzerland for a Jesus meet. One Berliner going where I was coming from. He does this all the time, says that’s all it is: just a matter of time.”

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Denial in maps: Dubai, Kyoto and beyond

in Society/Travel
Maps and imagined cities. Dubai.
Maps and imagined cities. Dubai.

Maps reflect the lived – or purely imagined – world of a city’s inhabitants.

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Adventure of a lifetime: walking the Earth

in Travel

A couple from Freiburg in Germany decided to make a trip around the world without flying.

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Johannesburg: the good, the bad, the ugly

in Travel
Street art in Johannesburg city center. Photo: Maximilian Georg
Street art in Johannesburg city center. Photo: Maximilian Georg

Segregation and dilapidation haunt the streets of inner Joburg – but an infectiously lively scene manages to emerge through the cracks.

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Sleeping through a Music City New Year’s Eve

in Philosophies/Travel
Photo credit: jDevaun.Photography via Visualhunt / CC BY-ND

The Nashville fireworks rolled in like faraway thunder in our dreams.

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