venezuela

New Essay: "The People In Their Labyrinth" by Bear Guerra

“In El Hatillo, a middle-class neighborhood on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela, there is a three-story building that looks as if it’s falling apart: The cream-colored paint is peeling off the walls and the garden is overgrown, wild, a place breeding critters of all kinds. In a room on the third floor, there is a large collection of supermarket cardboard boxes piled on top of one another.”

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Personal Essay: Learning to Savor Experiences When Traveling to Dangerous Destinations by Bear Guerra

As is often the case with travel, the time I spent away and the new experiences I had gave way to epiphanies that I couldn’t have had otherwise. One of them was the realization that, even though I love travel, I’ve carried irrational fears with me from country to country, and I’ve come up with random ways to cope with them.

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