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Pathfinders: prime posts from November 2018

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A giant silver statue of the head of Franz Kafka, located in Prague This month’s weblog spherical up contains a submit detailing Prague’s most uncommon websites, together with this spinning statue © Marben / Shutterstock

The yr could also be crawling to an in depth, however, as this month’s number of weblog posts from our Pathfinders neighborhood present, there’s all the time time to squeeze in another journey.

This month our picks embody tales of life working aboard cruise ships, Prague’s wild aspect and one man’s quest to discover a conventional ‘cabman’s lunch’ within the English capital. Choosing our favorite posts is not any straightforward feat, however listed below are our prime 5 weblog posts submitted by our Pathfinders throughout November.

‘Another contract and I’m performed’ – Sharon Waugh

Most journey lovers have at one time or one other thought of the prospect of working in an trade that lets them see the world whereas incomes cash. Right here Sharon shares the truths of what life working aboard a cruise ship is actually like, from the crew mate camaraderie to the loopy hours. As a lot because it’s about sharing her experiences with others, the submit additionally appears to be a means for Sharon to iron out her personal conflicted ideas on the topic, a rhetorical system that makes the article much more participating.

Sharon is a author and cruise ship leisure host who likes to take images of a plastic garden flamingo in unique places. Learn extra of her work at

Uncommon issues to do in Prague: the cool, the quirky, and the bizarre – Nicky Cade

It takes quite a bit to make a typical listicle stand out from the group, however right here Nicky is aided by her selection of topic, vacation spot and fizzing writing fashion. A spherical up of probably the most uncommon issues to do within the metropolis of Prague, the submit is nice enjoyable from begin to end, opening with a metaphor that personifies the town as a lovely man in a nightclub licking his personal elbow and ends with a suggestion on the place to see beer being milked from a cat’s teat (don’t fear, it’s only a mural!).

Nicky is a wannabe thrill-seeker who, after years spent affected by anxiousness, is out to discover the world. Observe her adventures at

Trophy searching & Namibia’s wildlife conservation problem – Mark Banes

Tackling a really difficult topic in a factual and delicate method, Mark’s submit delves into the subject of trophy searching in Namibia, or extra particularly, the government-backed scheme that sees a handful of permits being distributed – for a major price – to folks wishing to hunt rhinos. It’s an emotive topic that’s more likely to illicit a response of some kind from readers, however, past this, the article is impressively informative, showcasing a aspect to the follow that goes means past the unsettling photos of hunters posing alongside their ‘kill’ which are typically circulated on social media.

Mark and Paul are two London-based bloggers who journey the globe in an try to grasp the world extra clearly. Discover out extra at

Cabmen’s lunch – Jonathan Hopwood

There’s one thing so pleasurable about studying a weblog submit that educates you on a side of your individual hometown; and that’s what occurred with this London-focused submit that sees writer Jonathan heading out searching for a ‘cabman’s lunch’ from one of many tiny kitchens which were serving the Huge Smoke’s cab drivers because the 1800s. The submit advantages from an intriguing material, easy narrative construction and the actual fact this uncommon exercise may be simply recreated by travellers visiting the town.

5 Years is Jonathan’s 1827-day mission devoted to broadening his horizons. Observe his weblog at

Azemmour: come for the road artwork, keep for the historical past – Elena Tchijov

Journey is all about making discoveries – from stumbling throughout superb seashores to the realisation that you just love the style of tarantula – and Elena’s submit encapsulates this wondrous facet of journey. The submit particulars how Elena’s curiosity in road artwork led her to the Moroccan city of Azemmour, the place she uncovers the outstanding story of former resident Estevanico, a pioneering explorer and the primary native African to achieve the present-day United States. Estevanico’s life story is interwoven with Elena’s musings on trendy Azemmour, and infused with hanging photos of road artwork from across the metropolis.

Within the wake of a collection of sudden occasions, Elena and Andrei packed up their issues and commenced residing on the street. Sustain with their adventures at


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