Longform non-fiction from life on three continents, where curiosity – met by kindness – helps us tell stories about how people live today.
The Old World refers to Europe, Asia and Africa, the three continents that were at least partly known to ancient geographers. We've organised our posts into rough cultural blocs, including:
Why are ancient travelogues like Homer's Odyssey and Gilgamesh still important to us? And where is travel writing going, in the age of the blog?
The hip-hike to Kathmandu grew out of Eastern influences on the literature of the West. It lives on in backpacking, the industry it invented.
As much a concept as a series of criss-crossing transport connections, the Banana Pancake Trail asks important ethical questions of so-called independent travellers.
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