Exploring the Ancient and Unexpected: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The first thing that caught my eye in Yogyakarta–one of Java, Indonesia’s largest cities, known locally as Jogja–was its brilliantly eclectic nature; the people, architecture, food, and culture are fascinatingly varied. This seemingly endless diversity is a modern reflection of Indonesia’s deeply layered history and makes for a thrilling place to explore for the unexpected.…

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On The Horizon with Anton Repponen

When Anton Repponen woke up in the back seat of his 4×4 off-road Toyota, it was still dark outside. He wasn’t quite sure where he was — somewhere within the Brazilian state of Ceará, surely – perhaps a few dozen kilometers outside of Fortaleza, perhaps a bit more.

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The Grit of Myanmar

It needs to be somewhere challenging. Somewhere that’s going to test my comfort level and require me to get a little dirty. After all, without a little grit, you’re not trying as hard. You’re not learning as much. You’re not fully activated.

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