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Legends Corner

USA | Monday, 25 May 2015 | By lindsayeve | Views [1171] | Comments [1] | Scholarship Entry

We had one meal that day. After 15 hours for this overnight mission, we sat by the river and split a pizza between the two of us, staring at strangers getting drunk or high from a cough syrup shaped bottle. I could hear the music pouring from the doorways ... Read more >

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Ghosts Like Movies, Too

USA | Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | By wshields | Views [1393] | Comments [3] | Scholarship Entry

The musky smell is what first hits you when you enter The Liberty Theatre, reminding you that this place was not meant for you—you are intruding on a relic from the past. It’s no surprise that such a theatre, built almost a century ago, would be found ... Read more >

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Going Where Man May Never Go Again

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 25 May 2015 | By archaeologytravel | Views [1871] | Scholarship Entry

Following a few unsuccessful attempts to visit the cave of Lascaux, I am at last getting my 40 minutes of Ice Age glory. Lascaux is after all to art what La Scala is to opera, or Glastonbury to summer music festivals. Our group of five is met at a gate ... Read more >

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Chasing the Second Line in New Orleans

USA | Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | By michelebell | Views [1216] | Scholarship Entry

The parade arrived with a few deep tuba blasts as the band crested the hill on Louisiana Ave. The sun bounced between the brass instruments as they played “Sweetest Taboo.” A hundred people or more trailed behind the band, everyone dancing their own march-... Read more >

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The Boiling Crab

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | By carocrocker | Views [1708] | Comments [2] | Scholarship Entry

72 hours in a town that caters purely to every known vice of mankind can test even the most seasoned reveler. Three days in Vegas was plenty and had us raising the white flag, seeking refuge away from the vaudeville. Hopping in a cab, we arrived within ... Read more >

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Taking the Plunge

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | By alexmarrow57 | Views [2067] | Comments [3] | Scholarship Entry

It is minus 30°C. Siberia. Mid-January. After weeks of ice cold showers and the odd naked leap into piles of fresh snow, I find myself standing in a long line of Russian men, wearing nothing but a pair of rather tight Speedos. Despite my preparation, ... Read more >

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Ex Nihilo

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | By evelynhollow | Views [16472] | Comments [16] | Scholarship Entry

Growing up mostly on a caravan park, buried in a valley of the Scottish borders, I knew what 'nothing' looked like well. The nothingness of empty cupboards. The nothingness of dead air in the night-time. The nothingness of your own company in a place ... Read more >

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