Travels in Literature

  • Khachapuri. Photo by Robyn Lee/Flickr
    May 27, 2014 | Sarah Smith
    Khachapuri. Photo by Robyn Lee Though the Republic of Georgia has a strong literary past, especially in the medieval era, the Soviet shadow and the country’s singularly difficu...
  • Johannesburg
    October 2, 2013 | Janny Gandhi
    Photo by Antonio Olmedo/Flickr “Johannesburg is referred to as the ‘great city’; this is judged by South African standards. Its population is about 700,000, but it is a fine modern city, to be compa...
  • May 28, 2013 | Molly Evans
    “Think of Argentina and it quickly becomes apparent why the country holds travelers in awe. Tango, gauchos, fútbol, Patagonia, the Andes—the classics alone make a formidable wanderlust cocktail.” – S...
  • Sao Paulo photo by Mau Alcântara
    March 28, 2013 | Yetunde Adebayo
    “In the city of São Paulo, I propose, identities did not just repeat and move, they simultaneously sprinted and ponderously ran the marathon.”–Discontented Diaspora...
  • March 13, 2013 | Kirsten Viohl
    “Below them is a French city, primarily, and English, too, home to countless nationalities, mingling on the one hand, blending languages on the streets, but also carefully guarding their separateness...
  • February 27, 2013 | Yetunde Adebayo
    “Istanbul’s fate is my fate: I am attached to this city because it has made me who I am.” Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk, tr. Maureen Freely   After two Nordic stops, today w...
  • Helsinki
    January 30, 2013 | WLT
    Helsinki in winter. Photo Anthony Tison/Flickr If you’re like most of us, you’re interested in visiting cities all over the world but unable to do so, or at least do so as much as you’d like. In our...