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Jeff McAllister is a Canadian writer, photographer and graduate student at the University of Melbourne's School of Engineering. He's interested in stories that explore the relationship between humans and the planet. To follow along on Jeff's journeys, follow on Instagram and Twitter @mcallisterjeff.

Why We Travel: Global Citizens

I arrived in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on May 25th, 2013. It was less than two weeks after the searches following the Rana Plaza collapse came to a close and the official death toll of 1,129...

On the Muddy Banks of the Tsiribihina

At 5:30 a.m., the sky cracks open and dawn is peeled back by a blood-orange sun. It’s my seventh morning in Madagascar, my third sleeping open-air on the banks of the Tsiribihina River. Embers...

TBLI Reflection VI: How to Measure a Journey?

I never thought I’d be relieved to see the burro-belly white skies of Lima. After two weeks in the desert I was ready to sooth my salt stained skin. A bout of food poisoning...

TBLI Reflection V: Latin American Horror Stories

The wet-rag relief of Chiclayo disappeared within moments of entering the market. A jigsaw of scaffolding stifled the Southern breeze and knotted fists of herbs choked out the mid-day light. I double wrapped my...

TBLI Reflection IV: Universal Stories

After story-time in Cura Mori, we began the long trip back to Paita. The sun falls fast near the equator and by the time Nicola and I reached our junction, it had been replaced...

TBLI Reflection III: Suspended Disbelief Beneath the Desert Sky

In Northern Peru, dogs can cure asthma. The proper proportions of pollen, aloe, and roasted herbs will cleanse the body of appendicitis, and a tonic made of cactus will show you the heart of...

TBLI Reflection II: Piura, Paita and Yacila

The region of Piura is unique to Peru in that it’s quite isolated; a province lopped off from the rest of the country by hundreds of kilometers of Secha desert. It took two taxis, one...

TBLI Reflection I: Exploring the Peruvian Identity

My first day in Lima, I woke up in a dustbowl. Far from the metropolitan district of Miraflores, Lima’s cultural hub most often seen by tourists, I’d found myself in the residential district of...

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