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Googling Ibn Majid

tabsir , April 1st, 2021


One of the most famous Arab navigators is the Omani Ahmad b. Majid, who flourished in the latter half of the 15th century. If you google his name…


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Mucus Passports: Mobility in the Time of COVID-19

Bhoomika Joshi , March 11th, 2021


[no-caption] Bim/Getty Images GUARANTEE “Have you gotten your COVID-19 test result already?” Vijay (a pseudonym) asks me while ringing up my bill at his salon. “Yes,” I answer….


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Joseph Osgood in Aden: 2

tabsir , March 1st, 2021


Joseph Osgood was a Black American sailor who visited the Yemeni port of Aden about a dozen years before the start of the American Civil War. He offers…


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Joseph Osgood in Aden: 1

tabsir , February 25th, 2021


Joseph Osgood was a Black American sailor who visited the Yemeni port of Aden about a dozen years before the start of the American Civil War. He offers…


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Thesiger of Arabia

tabsir , February 15th, 2021


Anyone who knows anything about Arabia has no doubt heard of Lawrence of Arabia, even if only via Peter O’toole’s dazzling Hollywood version.  But there is also Thesiger…


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Views of al-Shihr on the Hadrami Coast

dvarisco , February 13th, 2021


In 1991 while on a World Bank consultancy in Aden, I had an opportunity to visit al-Shihr on the Hadrami coast. Here are some scenes from that trip….


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Burnout

Clara del Junco , February 9th, 2021


Introduction: Why a zine? Clara del Junco and Mathilde Gerbelli-Gauthier In this post, we’re sharing some excerpts from Burnout: a zine about academia, travel, and climate change that…


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Old “Arab” Postcards

tabsir , February 6th, 2021


If you would like to look at (or buy) old postcards and images from and about the Arab world, including North Africa, this site of cardcow.com is worth…


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Picturing Egypt a Century Ago

dvarisco , February 1st, 2021


Cairo around 1920 In 1921 one of the many geographical/travel books published was the The Human Interest Library: Visuali?ed Knowledge (Chicago: Midland Press). In volume IV there is…


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What does a Chicken, Drums, Whiskey, Gossip, and International Diplomacy have in common?

Illustrated Maps

Alanis Christian , July 20th, 2020


I had quite a few blog posts lined up to publish this weekend. But, as with anything creative, something was telling me that I wanted to talk about…


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Why You Shouldn’t Leave Tanzania without a Trip to Zanzibar

Alanis Christian , July 5th, 2020


Travellers from far and wide come to visit Tanzania, famous for being home to the surreal Serengeti National Park – an untouched nature reserve inhabited by the big…


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How Globalisation is Affecting the Travel Industry

Alanis Christian , May 10th, 2020


Why Globalisation? It won’t come as a surprise to any who are familiar with anthropology, that the study comes with a certain type of thinking. And over the…


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Voluntourism

Alanis Christian , May 3rd, 2020


Today, I want to tackle a slightly more complex topic than usual: voluntourism. A cross between tourism and volunteer work, this topic has come up a lot more…


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Climbing Kilimanjaro: What You Need To Know

Alanis Christian , April 5th, 2020


I thought it was about time we had another post talking about the Kilimanjaro journey. I hiked Kili around seven months ago, in a group of 14 and…


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My Travel Scrapbooks

Alanis Christian , March 29th, 2020


It’s time to talk about my travel scrapbooks. Those of us who are in love with travel are facing a hard time at the moment, and although it’s…


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4 Creative Uses for A Badge Collection

Alanis Christian , March 1st, 2020


Thinking of starting a Badge Collection? I’ve been collecting patches, or sew on badges, now since I was about 16. As a child and young adult, I was…


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24 Hours in Edinburgh

Alanis Christian , February 23rd, 2020


Discover what to do in 24 hours in Edinburgh, Scotland. From the Royal Mile to sights from Outlander, this post is filled with inspiration.


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The Place That Is Our Home

Migrant sex worker: a term that has arrived

laura agustin , December 18th, 2018


I wouldn’t have been surprised if the term migrant sex worker had died out except amongst rights-activists, given the hegemony enjoyed by reductionist trafficking narratives. When I was…


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Its Only an Evil Cactus if Donkeys Chase You: Ethics and Psychedelics with Hamilton Morris – This Anthro Life

Ryan Collins , July 23rd, 2018


When TAL first interviewed Hamilton Morris, it was shortly after he and his production team had finished season 1 of Hamilton’s Pharmacopoeia. Now, Morris has completed two seasons…


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Transcontinental Travel—2,000 Years Ago

Stephen E. Nash , February 7th, 2018


Two thousand years ago, a sophisticated people lived in the rolling hills of the greater Mississippi River drainage in North America. Most of their sites are concentrated in…


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What’s the difference between explorers, anthropologists and tourists?

Mary-Ann Ochota , November 23rd, 2017


Criticism of explorer Benedict Allen, rescued in Papua New Guinea, raises an important question: when is it legitimate to travel to remote communities? An anthropologist, an explorer and…


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What’s the difference between explorers, anthropologists and tourists?

Mary-Ann Ochota , November 23rd, 2017


Criticism of explorer Benedict Allen, rescued in Papua New Guinea, raises an important question: when is it legitimate to travel to remote communities? An anthropologist, an explorer and…


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