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Victor Cheng holds a camera and walks through a colorful corridor.

Becoming a Full-Time Photographer: A Conversation with Victor Cheng

Victor Cheng is the photographer behind the popular Instagram account @veeceecheng, where he posts colorful, eye-popping images from around the world. Although Victor previously worked at a creative agency, he recently left his job...
A two-level abandoned building in Hoi An

The Forgotten Structures of Hoi An

My penchant for rummaging through abandoned buildings for fun started in Hoi An. This may seem strange given that I’m from London, a city with an abundance of construction sites and neglected structures. But...
A series of mountains during Golden Hour on the Pamir Highway.

A Pit Stop Along the Pamir Highway

Of all the travel destinations I’ve fallen in love with, the Pamir Highway caught me the most off guard. In the highlands of eastern Tajikistan, only one shabby road — the M41 — surges through...

The Raute: Kings of the Forest

The Raute people of west Nepal describe themselves as ban ko raja, which means “kings of the forest.” This nomadic tribe of hunter-gatherers lives in a small, closed society comprised of about 150 individuals...

The Nakasendo Trail: Walking Through History

Sitting cross-legged on the floor of a ryokan, my friend Celia and I stared down at the dish before us. We’d partaken in kaiseki, a traditional Japanese meal, many times previously, but had never...
A beach in Bali at sunset, as captured by Denise Bartels.

Instagram Spotlight: Denise Bartels (@whereistheflow)

We feature some of the brightest Instagram storytellers in the Passion Passport community through our Instagram Spotlight series. This week, German photographer Denise Bartels (@whereistheflow) tells us about the people she’s met and the...

A Sacred Pledge in Bromo

On the 14th day of the month of Kasada, during the full moon, all of the Hindu people who live at the foot of Mount Bromo in East Java, Indonesia, gather to celebrate the...
Pide and pastries on display for sale in Istanbul's Grand Bazaar.

A Guide to Finding the Best Flatbread in Istanbul

Anthony Bourdain was an inspiration to me, as I am sure he was to many other travelers. One seemingly miniscule (but profound enough that I’m writing an article about it) detail of his trip...
A bird flies over a mosque at dusk in Istanbul.

From a Coup to a Collapse: Two Years On

On July 15, 2016, a faction within the Turkish military attempted a coup d’etat against state institutions, which involved violence across the country and an attempt on the President’s life. They justified their actions...