Archive for June, 2016

An Interview with Frank Bures

An Interview with Frank Bures
In his new book The Geography of Madness travel writer Frank Bures explores “how our ideas can kill us, how our beliefs can save us and how these things quietly determine the course of our lives.” His quest to understand culture-bound syndromes led him to Nigeria, Borneo, Singapore, China and beyond. In these places Bures
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Masada

Masada
Kindly contributed by Longitude Assistant Editor Ashley Bergman Carlin, recently returned from the Middle East. While traveling in Israel, she discovered a favorite historical spot with a great view, and an even better story.   “Everyone climbs Masada at sunrise at least once,” our Israeli friend exclaimed, urging us to book a 3 am shuttle
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Samarkand

Samarkand
“Can any other place on earth provide such a feast for the senses?” Caroline Eden wonders in the introduction to her new book Samarkand: Recipes and Stories from Central Asia and the Caucasus. She describes her first visit to the fabled city of the Silk Road as time travel to a place that has been at
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Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue
A writer, blogger, photographer, documentarian and adventurer, Christine Gilbert is also a wife and mother—but she hasn’t let her multiple roles slow her down. If anything, her familial responsibilities compelled her to embark on more adventures, which she has compiled in her memoir Mother Tongue. When she was pregnant with her first child, Gilbert began
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