This is a new feature at Where Is Your Toothbrush? where we will share links to what we read in the past week. Tips for further reading are much appreciated, just drop a note with a link in comments.


Travel writing etc.

Cargo Literary is planning an anthology of best pieces from their first two years, including Peter’s “Land of Lost Time,” a report from Cuba.

Nowhere searched for ladyboys: “Bangkok, or ‘On Gender'”

The Economist discovered Constantinople felines: “In Istanbul, fat cats are a good thing”

Travel blogs

Globetrotter Girls visited Lindsay’s home region: “The Ultimate LGBT Travel Guide To Santa Rosa and Sonoma Wine Country”

The Life Nomadic self-examined their white traveler privilege: “White Privileged Guilt and Where to Find It” (the follow up about the joys of having a blue passport: “Blue Privilege and Where to Find It”)

Backpack Me drove down Chile’s longest highway: “Guide to Chile’s Carretera Austral”

We discovered Moravian cuisine in South Carolina with Eat Your World: “Eating Moravian Food in Winston-Salem, North Carolina”

Almost Bananas inspired us to already look forward to our fall trip to Slovakia where we’ll eat bryndzové halušky: “Bryndzové Halušky: Slovak potato dumplings with sheep cheese”

…and Welcome to Bratislava showed us a way to a brewery museum and pub near the city: “Hostinec Múzejný Pivovar”

Product buying guides

We’re in the market for a day pack, so we perused a few guides:

From our friends

In the spirit of their blog name, we finally caught up with Slowly Global Jen’s dispatches from her trip to Washington, D.C. for the Women’s March: “Slowly Global Goes to Washington” – Part 1 and Part 2.

On their drive down the Pan-American Highway, The Next Big Adventure‘s Jim and Rhonda (and their black lab Aspen) ate some amazing food and reflected on their journey:

Teresa was Tronching the World in Thailand: “Bangkok Distrito Federal” (in Spanish)

Featured image by Elena.

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14 Responses

    • Peter Korchnak

      It is! There are people walking around taking photos just of the cats. Last year’s film “Nine Lives: Cats in Istanbul” surely helped. The Economist omitted this but apparently the whole cat thing is rooted in faith: Muhammad is said to have cut a piece of his garment to let a sleeping cat be.

  1. Pech

    I used to be part of this great book club in Chicago where we would read a travel book fiction or non fiction about a county and then go to a restaurant with that cuisine to discuss it, I often think about bringing it a version to Portland but don’t always know what to read so this was a helpful list!

  2. Erin

    Great roundup! I love the backpack review section. I also need a new daypack as I plan some summer adventures, so this is perfect!


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