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An illness in a Himalayan retreat was a proving-ground for parsing the frustrations of inertia from its small solaces


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Photo by Diego Jimenez on Unsplash

Try not to mourn the holidays you won’t be taking this summer. We all need to get used to travelling less anyway.


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I met one of those people who get their ‘news’ from Alex Jones. It clarified a lot about the appeal of conspiracism.


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Khuanitkhan, one of the famous eagle-hunters of the Mongolian Altai region, stands with his golden eagle.

A cynic seeks to rediscover the art of wonder in the West Mongolian mountains.


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The Al-Hamidiyah Souq, Damascus

A memory of Damascus before the war.


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The Garhwal Himalayas, India.

Some of us just can’t help seeing a peak without wondering what might be visible from its summit, and we’re not sure why.


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Britain’s class system is back. Did it ever go away?


That pitch you just sent? It’s probably rubbish.

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Photo by Elijah O'Donnell on Unsplash


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A hiker walks through a glen on the Svaneti Trail, an hour out of Mestia, Georgia’s trekking hub.

A trek along Georgia’s Svaneti Trail offers a time-warp world of medieval villages and jaw-dropping scenery.

About

Henry Wismayer

Essays, features and assorted ramblings for over 80 publications, inc. NYT Magazine, WaPo, NYT, The Atlantic, WSJ, Nat Geo, and TIME: www.henry-wismayer.com.

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