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La Cucaracha

MEXICO | Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Views [1121] | Scholarship Entry

The cantina is La Cucaracha. The Cockroach. A cockroach—enormous, plastic, hangs off a faded ivory wall. The rest of the walls? Portraits of skulls and naked women. Our host makes introductions. The man with a black fedora? Allen Ginsberg. The bearded ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip


A Local Encounter that Changed my Perspective - Soviet Unions

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | Views [93] | Scholarship Entry

We had to turn on a few side streets, go down a discreet staircase next to an apartment complex, and press a button beside an unmarked black door. Three short rings later, we were greeted and quickly ushered inside by a man with a shiny bald head. “It’s ... Read more >

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