Tourism After the Taliban
Bamiyan, a small Afghan mountain town best known for its blown-up Buddhas, wants to be your next holiday destination.
Wrath of the Bollywood SuperfansI set out to write an honest profile of Shahid Kapoor, one of India’s biggest stars. His fans may never forgive me.
In the BloodBram Stoker’s great-grandnephew wants to attract visitors to the remote mountaintop the fictional Dracula may—or may not—have called home.
The Jihadi Gift ShopAs ISIS wreaks havoc in Syria and Iraq, a store selling its merchandise in Istanbul shows the extent of the militant group’s appeal.
Honduras’ Killing FieldsIn these rural lands, poverty, murder, and injustice fuel a battle between farmers and rich landowners.
The Strangest Sport No One KnowsIn the highlands near Mumbai, practitioners of Mallakhamb perform curious acrobatic feats using poles, ropes … and castor oil.
Hunting the HuntersIndia’s Pardhis are poor outcasts—and the country’s finest tiger hunters. Some are now helping authorities track down the poachers in their midst.
Selling SuccessFirst Nigeria got wealthy. Then came the motivational speakers to sell Nigerians on their full potential.
The Most Remote Museum on EarthA century after Ernest Shackleton set sail from this unforgiving island, his disastrous voyage remains a lesson of the power of nature—and man’s ability to survive.
A Sunday With “Separatists”A bus trip into the pro-Russian breakaway region that doesn’t officially exist.
A Syrian SanctuaryHow a small eatery just across the Turkish border has become an unexpected oasis for Syria’s refugees.
Hong Kong’s Guerrilla GardenersHong Kongers are finding inventive ways to grow sweet potatoes, mangoes, and other edible goodies in an urban jungle.
The Cash Hustlers of Buenos AiresGetting your dollars in Argentina is now as easy as ordering a pizza.
Cacophony of ChaosFor one week a year, the hard-bitten Serbian town of Guca erupts with blaring trumpets, pig roasts, and a splash of nationalism.
The West Bank by BusLast year, two young Jewish Americans began leading educational tours of the troubled Palestinian territory. But their ambitions are bigger than bus trips.
Soweto StyleIn South African townships, an ostentatious youth subculture is about much more than expensive clothing.
The Worst Party in AsiaThailand’s Full Moon Party is debauched, depraved, and increasingly deadly. If only it were fun.
Surf’s Up in HaitiCan a bunch of surfer kids help the country’s devastated tourism industry take off?
In Kenya, Running With Chinese CharacteristicsChina’s top runners are training under an Italian coach in a small Kenyan town that has produced some of the best marathoners in history.
Tea and Guns in Upper EgyptThe country’s southern rural stretches are said to be awash in guns and drugs. But if you go looking, what you will find is something far older and more entrenched.
The Tyrant’s TailorTen years ago, Saddam Hussein went on trial for crimes against humanity. Meet the Kurd who outfitted him.
Loud and ProudAfter Turkey’s massive Gezi Park protests last summer, LGBT candidates are now taking their fight to the political arena.