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Blogging Around the World

By posted at 4:47 pm on August 26, 2007 1

Amar Bakshi was about five years behind me at my high school in Washington DC, but he has my dream job, traveling the world to author a blog for the Washington Post, taking on the charged topic, “How the World Sees America.” I started reading it because of the high school connection (Amar is a friend of my little brother’s), but I’ve become an avid reader of it over time as Amar follows in the footsteps of some of my favorite traveling journalists: Jon Lee Anderson, Paul Theroux, and, of course, Ryszard Kapuscinski. Unlike those masters of the form, Amar also carries a video camera with him to further chronicle his experiences. Since starting in May, he’s been to England and India, and now he’s back in the States hashing out plans to travel farther afield. It’s an interesting experiment from a young writer. Worth a read if you’re looking for another blog to follow.

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One Response to “Blogging Around the World”

  1. Tommi
    at 4:53 am on August 28, 2007

    Found your website via article on NPR. Glad to have finally found you.

    Hope you don't mind this bit of self-promotion.

    I agree with the need for a debate regarding "How the World Sees America". After living abroad for almost twenty years, I'm never tired of people around the world talking about my home country (USA). Most recently, though, the talk has turned a bit sour and for the first time I've actually found myself on the defensive.



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