Pathfinders: high posts from November 2018

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

The 12 months could also be crawling to an in depth, however, as this month’s choice of weblog posts from our Pathfinders group present, there’s all the time time to squeeze in yet another journey.

This month our picks embrace tales of life working aboard cruise ships, Prague’s wild facet and one man’s quest to discover a conventional ‘cabman’s lunch’ within the English capital. Deciding on our favorite posts isn’t any straightforward feat, however listed here are our high 5 weblog posts submitted by our Pathfinders throughout November.

Another contract and I’m carried out’ – Sharon Waugh

Most journey lovers have at one time or one other thought-about 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 put up additionally appears to be a manner for Sharon to iron out her personal conflicted ideas on the topic, a rhetorical machine that makes the article much more partaking.

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

Uncommon matters 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 gang, however right here Nicky is aided by her alternative of topic, vacation spot and fizzing writing type. A spherical up of essentially the most uncommon matters to do within the metropolis of Prague, the put up is nice enjoyable from begin to end, opening with a metaphor that personifies town as a beautiful man in a nightclub licking his personal elbow and ends with a advice 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 nervousness, is out to discover the world. Comply with her adventures at

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

Tackling a really difficult topic in a factual and delicate method, Mark’s put up delves into the subject of trophy looking in Namibia, or extra particularly, the government-backed scheme that sees a handful of permits being distributed – for a major price – to individuals 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 facet to the observe that goes manner past the unsettling photos of hunters posing alongside their ‘kill’ which are usually 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 satisfying about studying a weblog put up that educates you on a facet of your personal hometown; and that’s what occurred with this London-focused put up that sees creator Jonathan heading out searching for a ‘cabman’s lunch’ from one of many tiny kitchens which have been serving the Huge Smoke’s cab drivers because the 1800s. The put up advantages from an intriguing material, easy narrative construction and the actual fact this uncommon exercise will be simply recreated by travellers visiting town.

5 Years is Jonathan’s 1827-day venture devoted to broadening his horizons. Comply with 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 wonderful seashores to the realisation that you just love the style of tarantula – and Elena’s put up encapsulates this wondrous side of journey. The put up particulars how Elena’s curiosity in avenue artwork led her to the Moroccan city of Azemmour, the place she uncovers the exceptional 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 fashionable Azemmour, and infused with placing photos of avenue artwork from across the metropolis.

Within the wake of a sequence of surprising occasions, Elena and Andrei packed up their matters and started residing on the highway. Sustain with their adventures at


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