Roads & Kingdoms
Roads & Kingdoms

Soccer With Vikings

As Iceland continues its Cinderella story at the Euros, Mark Franek reflects on six summers of semipro football in the country of northern lights and hidden folk.

June 20 2016 9:30 AMOne Building Bears Battle Scars From Every Afghan WarShould it be preserved as a reminder, or rebuilt to help Kabul move forward?
June 6 2016 2:55 PMMeet the Malcolm X of MauritaniaBiram Dah Abeid has been fighting slavery since childhood. With his release from prison, will he become the president of Mauritania? 
May 16 2016 7:43 AMThe Socialist Roots of Croatia’s Hippest Shoe CompanyCan Borovo capitalize on the popularity of its colorful sneakers to find long-term prosperity?  
April 29 2016 11:40 AMDespair, Hunger, and HopeIn a Syrian refugee camp in Greece, food is scarce, but distrust is plentiful.
April 15 2016 10:13 AMBeing Cool Has Ruined BerlinOne writer’s loving lament for a changing city.
April 1 2016 11:58 AMWhen Self-Help Becomes a Group ActivityIn China, young professionals are forming support networks to combat stress and get ahead.
March 18 2016 9:33 AMCambodia’s Lost RivieraThe once-glorious beach towns of Kep and Kampot struggle to shake their troubled pasts.
Feb. 26 2016 11:22 AMWill This Woman Replace Uganda’s Strongman?After 30 years of rule and a widely criticized election, Yoweri Museveni doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. But the country is still thinking about who will come next. 
Feb. 5 2016 12:40 PMChina’s Top DogsA growing number of Chinese pups and their owners are competing in high-end dog shows, but not without controversy.
Jan. 22 2016 10:37 AMThe Fantasy Coffins of GhanaWhere anyone can go out in style.
Jan. 8 2016 10:12 AMSalvation by the SliceIn a Kiev pizzeria, veterans struggle to adapt to life away from the Eastern front.
Dec. 11 2015 12:44 PMSelf-Defense, King David–StyleAn ex-rapper in biblical robes is promoting a unique Jewish martial art in Jerusalem.
Nov. 27 2015 9:29 AMLife After ISISThe Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
Nov. 13 2015 12:07 PMChile’s Women of the MinesWorking the famed copper reserves of the Atacama Desert has forever been a man’s domain. But that’s changing. 
Oct. 30 2015 4:22 PMFire IslandEurope’s largest fire festival features Vikings, ninjas, and men in dresses.
June 13 2016 3:15 PMA City “With Its Back to the Sea”The Georgian port city of Poti strives to modernize as a tourist destination.
May 23 2016 9:12 AMDeportees Wanted. Must Speak English. Call center jobs are providing hope for English-speaking Guatemalans deported from the United States.
May 6 2016 11:03 AMThe Moonshiners of KabulAfghans risk lashes and jail time to continue a tradition that offers a welcome escape from harsh realities.
April 22 2016 1:01 PMIs This Tiny Island the Key to Restoring Haitian Tourism?Residents aren’t so sure they want to find out.
April 8 2016 8:30 AMHunting for Truffles in IraqIn a war-torn country, men risk their lives in pursuit of a small delicacy.
March 25 2016 2:11 PMA Fragile Peace in ColombiaAn impending peace agreement between the government and FARC guerillas draws new and old opposition. 
March 11 2016 11:03 AMSmoke Bombs and MirrorsNonlethal anti-riot equipment for Congo’s police force is meant to usher in a more peaceful era of law enforcement. But critics see it as another way to crush dissent. 
Feb. 19 2016 11:07 AMFinding Haiti on VinylA crate-digging journey in search of a lost musical legacy.  
Jan. 29 2016 8:37 AMUkraine’s Illegal Miners Come Out of the DarknessCivil war has led to the legalization of a dangerous shadow industry.
Jan. 15 2016 1:01 PMWe Could Be AntiheroesHow David Bowie became the loathed adversary of a Soviet-era youth movement.
Dec. 18 2015 10:31 AMPrime SuspectSuriname’s president may finally have to answer for a 33-year-old murder. 
Dec. 4 2015 9:58 AMThe Lost Future of CambodiaInside Phnom Penh’s White Building.
Nov. 20 2015 7:22 AMDrawn in BloodThe Syrian cartoonists who live and die by their pens.
Nov. 4 2015 3:50 PMOn Death Row in SingaporeInside the fight to save one man’s life.
Oct. 23 2015 8:17 AMWaiting for the CanalA controversial $50 billion, Chinese-built construction project will upend life in Nicaragua.

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