Category Archives: Africa

Egypt and Its Monuments

A book buyer just requested some images from this fantastic 1908 edition of Egypt And Its Monuments by Robert Hichens with illustrations by Jules Guérin so I thought I’d share them here as well. Over the years, I’ve bought and … Continue reading

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Hero Librarian

The Street Librarian is a documentary about Edward Fungo, the Regional Librarian for Morogoro, Tanzania. Fungo is committed to bringing information technology and literacy to the people of his nation. he tirelessly travels around his region teaching about computer technology … Continue reading

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Every Kind of People

Brazilian writer Tiago Abreu and artist Linus Oura have created the People Are Equal project to confront the rampant bias, prejudice, and racial stereotyping that they see all over the world. Using Google’s auto-correct feature, they searched various nationalities and … Continue reading

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Who You Calling A Soft Egg (NSFW)

If you are easily offended by salty language, please do not watch this video. But if you’re up for a good laugh, enjoy. One benefit of international travel is not understanding when you’re being insulted by a local. Although, I … Continue reading

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Be There In A Gif

Francois Beaurain is a multitalented French artist and world traveler who documents his wanderings with photographs, paintings and some very sweet gifs starring the folks he meets along the way. Check out his website and blog to see what he … Continue reading

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Out of Egypt

Artist, cartoonist and animator Nina Paley has been creating amazing animated versions of the Biblical Exodus story and the ten plagues of Egypt. The video below is the last installment, the “Tenth Plague : Death of the Firstborn Egyptians”, with … Continue reading

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Time and Again

Between 2012 and 2014, photographer Kien Lam traveled 80,000 miles through 15 countries snapping thousands of photos along the way. When he returned home, he turned them into this joyous, frenetic, amped-up time-lapse video called “Time and Again”. You can … Continue reading

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Kids Love Books

Ethiopia Reads builds schools, libraries, trains teachers and supports mentoring programs throughout Ethiopia, but one of their coolest projects is the Donkey Mobile Libraries. Since 2005, Ethiopia Reads’ five donkeymobiles have brought books to more than 120,000 children in rural … Continue reading

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Couchsurfing

My friends and I were couchsurfing long before the term was coined—we just called it crashing. But it’s exciting to see how the internet has made it possible for people to people connections throughout the world. Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s … Continue reading

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