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On a street-food mission in Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown Collections

On a street-food mission in Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown

Matador community expert Phillip Lombardino gets ninja training in the KL street-food scene.I COULD NEVER be a food critic. I like food — a lot — but I’m not picky. Luckily, I wasn’t in charge in Kuala Lumpur.My first morning in KL, an overconfident Singaporean from my hostel commandeered me for a series of street-food missions in Chinatown.

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6 of the world’s most ingenious wildlife overpasses [PICs] Interesting

6 of the world’s most ingenious wildlife overpasses [PICs]

A few spots around the world where you don’t have to worry about a deer coming through your windshield.I GREW UP IN Littleton, Colorado, a suburb of Denver that was forcefully inserted into miles of open prairie land back in the late ’80s. This is where the sprawling eastern plains meet the Hogbacks, the very beginnings of the Rocky Mountains.

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I’m trying to be compassionate, dammit! Interesting

I’m trying to be compassionate, dammit!

Did you know there’s a website you can go to to anonymously vent or listen to someone vent?IT’S CALLED Compassion Pit. It’s simple. You don’t have to register or log in or post anything about yourself. You simply go there and choose to be either a Venter or a Listener.I’ve worked hard on being an understanding person.

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Acknowledging our travel heroes Interesting

Acknowledging our travel heroes

Erica Miller gives thanks to the people who’ve vitalized her travel stories over the years.WE ALL HAVE THEM. People on our journeys that have shaped our experience. That have saved our ass. Characters without whom our stories would be much less colorful and probably much shorter.Though some become lifelong friends, most we simply keep in our memories.

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Behind the scenes with Matador’s film project in Patagonia Collections

Behind the scenes with Matador’s film project in Patagonia

Matador sends a team of journalists over 6000 km round trip through Patagonia to investigate a private effort to protect one of the last regions of wilderness on the planet.IT TAKES A LONG TIME to get to Patagonia. If you can afford airfare to Balmaceda from Santiago (check LAN), that shortens it a bit, but for most people it’s gonna be long bus rides, plane rides, ferry rides.

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On the edge of winter: 22 days in the Grand Canyon [PICs] Interesting

On the edge of winter: 22 days in the Grand Canyon [PICs]

Matador Ambassador Henry Munter Recently spent 22 days in November rafting and kayaking through the Grand Canyon and brought back this gallery to give us a glimpse of the majestic canyon on the edge of winter.1Self portraitsFloating, Running our raft through Horn Rapid, Charging my gps on a hike to the Tabernacle with the Goal Zero, and Kayaking Lava Falls, the river’s trademark rapid.

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