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BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, The Ming Voyages
Rana Mitter
Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at the University of Oxford
Julia Lovell
Lecturer in Chinese History at Birkbeck College, University of London
Craig Clunas
Professor of the History of Art at the University of Oxford.Producer: Thomas Morris.
podcast  ming  voyage  ocean  china  indian 
october 2018 by aries1988
Being There - The Atlantic
Let me bore you with the old days: In the early 1980s, nobody had advance notice of my arrival anywhere. I’d fly to Addis Ababa to cover a famine, or to Sarajevo to cover the preparations for the Winter Olympics, armed with only about eight names and telephone numbers. Because I did not have to waste time sending e-mails back and forth for days to set up appointments, I had that much more time to read about the history and geography of the country to which I was headed. And you know what? When I arrived and dialed those numbers, about half the people on the list answered and were pleased to meet with me: after all, I had come all this way, completely dependent on their hospitality. And so hospitality was offered. And those people introduced me to other people. It was all so much more efficient then. Now, after corresponding for days with someone just to arrange a meeting, when you arrive at his office thousands of miles away, he answers some of your questions by referring you to a Web site.
1980s  journalist  anecdote  voyage  east-europe  self  now  experience  local  opinion 
october 2018 by aries1988
A Voyage to the End of the World
Amid the monochromes, the endless black and white and gray, was the jarring blue of glacial ice. No matter the shade of it—the bluish tinge of the growlers bobbing in our wake, the intensely deep blue of the arched and chambered floating ice castles, the Styrofoamish powder blue of calving glaciers—I couldn’t make my eyes believe that they were seeing a color from nature.

the sanatorium in “The Magic Mountain”:

Everybody loves penguins. In the erectness of their bearing, and in their readiness to drop down on their bellies, the flinging way they gesture with their armlike flippers, the shortness of the strides with which they walk or boldly scamper on their fleshy feet, they resemble human children more closely than does any other animal, not excepting the great apes.
antarctic  voyage  story  business  bird  penguin  ship  travel  ocean 
april 2018 by aries1988
Le Figaro - Série - Voyage dans l'amérique d'Obama
François Hauter a passé 75 jours aux Etats-Unis pour partir à la rencontre de l’Amérique de Barack Obama. Un périple qui débute à Paris, France, et se termine à Paris, Texas.
voyage  story  usa  français  reportage  interview  list 
september 2017 by aries1988

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