All posts tagged: a narrative map

Question Man by Kathryn Stam

Triten Norbutse Bön Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal. (July 2018) I am at a mediocre hotel that advertises services and rooms that they clearly do not actually have. The hotel is in Thamel, in the busy backpacker neighborhood. I order an early breakfast called East meets West, […]

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China, Summer by Katie Karnehm-Esh

Travel Essay: Every morning in Jinhua, I wake up around 5:30 to grey light, and a moan of buses on the highway.  My shoulders and hips ache on the rigid mattress, the ones the Chinese students call “too cushy,” but at least my back never hurts.  Chaise, my […]

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Bastille by A.C. Koch

A Travel Story:  Emma eyed the stranger’s bizarre drink at the end of the bar. “What’s he drinking?” she asked the bartender, who immediately shook his head.             “Oh no, that’s his own stuff, we don’t sell it. He just keeps it locked up behind […]

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Wyoming on my Mind by Sarah Leamy

SARATOGA: It’s perfect, for the first time on the trip I truly relax. The free BLM campground was so flooded that I took off my boots and waded through the river with the dogs, batting away the mosquitos, just because we could. Then I got […]