Dahomey: The Women Fetishers

A short travel story by Geoffrey Gorer (1905-1985), an English anthropologist and writer. He visited West Africa in 1934, in order to study...

Six Countries in Seven Days

I’m opening my eyes: morning, southern Turkey. Outside we first see stone houses in beige colour, then a gigantic oil refinery, then barbed wires...

Natal: A Sermon to the Zulu

A sermon that Francis Owen, a British missionary stationed in Natal, delivered to the Zulu king Dingaan and his people in the early 19th century....

Volunteer Tourism

The first time I came in contact with volunteer tourism, I was staying with my family in Swaziland. A company there had paying volunteers and I got...

Berber Motifs

There are more than a hundred thousand Berber motifs. Distributed for millennia throughout North Africa, they are everywhere: on murals, paintings,...

House is a Work of Art

Burkina Faso is by no means an area frequented by tourists, but at the base of a hill overlooking the surrounding sun-drenched West African savannah...

Kigali, Rwanda

"Do you always go to war zones with people you meet at parties?", my coworker asked as I explained that I wanted time off to go to Goma with this...

The Travel Club Symbol

When asked what the new Travel Club identity should look like, I pondered it for a long time. We all did, for countless nights. For months. We...

Explore: Weddings

A group of couples in Taiwan, a Zulu king and Swazi princess in South Africa, a priest and child bride in Ethiopia—National Geographic has been...

House rules and application form

Welcome to The Travel Club’s Travel House in Tbilisi. Please read these basic house rules and notify us by filling out the form at the bottom of the...

House rules and application form

Welcome to The Travel Club’s Travel House in Athens. Please read these basic house rules and notify us by filling out the form at the bottom of the...

Walls in the Desert

– I’ve heard that there is a wall there – said I.
– What wall? – said Husam. – There are no walls there. I asked him what was that Western...

No life: a short documentary

Travelers: Inesa, Uroš, Lazar In September 2013, using the Travel House in Granada as the starting point, we got on a ferry and crossed into...

The Travel Club Symbol

When asked what the new Travel Club identity should look like, I pondered it for a long time. We all did, for countless nights. For months. We...

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