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Travel, Ideas

The idea of travel

by Colin Wright

Pak nam — Travel is a photograph. A slide on a carousel, presented to a captive audience. Travel is a monkey on your shoulder, a mimosa in your hand, a foreign spice on your tongue. Travel is an idea as much as an activity. I’ve known many people for whom travel isn’t a series of lessons, but rather a trophy on the mantle. It’s a diploma awarded for showing up; a status symbol meant to impress, like so ma...

Creativity, community, Ideas

Then & now.

by Elisa Adams

Leigh-on-sea — For the past hour we had been making polite conversation. Discussing ideas that may or may not come to fruition but it was just nice to get them out there. To breathe. To let go for a little while. “...

Trotro, Selling, Ideas

The trotro preacher - The trotro salesman

by Samuel Alomenu

Accra — Recently I boarded a trotro - I was on my to meet a friend for story hunting. My friend and I, we talked a lot about the importance of searching for inspiration. You know, It’s one thing sitting and ...

Origins, Ideas, Clouds

From Sand To Sky and everything in between and beyond.

by From Sand To Sky

Ashiya — This photo was taken on the first day of Spring, in Okamoto, a fashionable part of Kobe popular with young girls and boys who like to dress up in nice clothes and eat fancy pastries. I was sitting on ...

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