The Ancient Art of Cormorant Fishing Along the Li River

The usually calm waters of the Li River look ruffled in the erratic wind that blows in. The weather is squally for a summer evening with dark clouds hovering above the sharp ridges of...

An Unexpected Adventure in Upper Chitral, Pakistan

“We weren’t even supposed to be here”, I thought, eyes fixed on Zerina’s hands as she expertly kneaded the dough on the large, black circular dome functioning as a bread pan. We circled around the...

My Asian American Homecoming

The sky wept a light drizzle as I exited the subway station in Guangzhou, a feeling of being completely and utterly lost washing over me as I started looking for the address to the...

@girlwithgreenpassport on Solo Traveling as a South Asian Woman

We interviewed Anam Hakeem (@girlwithgreenpassport) about her journey as a solo traveler being both a woman of color and a Pakistani. She shares some tips and advice for other aspiring WOC solo travelers, especially...

Eid-ul-Fitr Across Cultures: Celebrating Around the World

For many Muslims around the world, today marks the end of the holy month of Ramadhan, a month of fasting, reflection and spiritual upliftment. Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated to give thanks to the blessed month...

Swirling Sufis: An Urs Festival in Pakistan

Even though I never could have predicted what traveling in Pakistan would REALLY be like, I have to say I didn’t imagine thatI would end up attending multiple “death day” celebrations. During the four...

A Love Letter to Saigon

Landing in Saigon is like stepping off of a plane onto a bucking bronco. This was evident right from the start when one of our friends was immediately deported. A man down, we emerged...
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Cycling Across Northern Pakistan as a Solo Woman

Pakistan – when you hear this name, what comes to your mind? For me, I am reminded of breath-taking nature, hospitable people, and a country in which I spent six months traveling solo at...

Aghanashini: A River as a Lifeline

Matshona Dhliwayo once said, “A river is an ocean in a desert.” In the face of threatening climate disaster, look at rivers today, their lifelines, and the habitats they support — this statement is...

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