Author: Treo Nauta

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Globalization and the fall of the myth

Introduction I don’t remember exactly when the myth started collapsing for me, but I guess it was early, during one of my first travels. And from this point on, it never stopped falling. For me, travelling had always something romantic in it, something mythical; something that attracts you to take the role of the adventurous explorer and discover/witness the peculiarities...

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Planet China

Of all my travels, I haven’t been in a country that is so mentally isolated from the rest of the world the way China is. Treo in China An intro explaining why The simplest examples become apparent during the first days in China, when you get the most intense shocks. It happens when you try simple things like talking and trying to communicate...

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All quiet at the east front

  The world has settled. Local jihads at the borders of Kyrgyzstan – Uzbekistan. Continuous guerrilla warfare in Chechnya. Taliban can not tolerate any Christian or anyone who is talking about Christianity. Music, cinema, internet is forbidden, because they introduce new non-Islamic demons. Corporate and governmental political warfare for the Caspian oil. The world has settled. Central Asia not. Between the...

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Reportage in the mist – a travelling version

It begins like that: “All I wanted was a mission”,  or with my version: “I wanted to write a reportage”.  For what? A mission doing what? “All I wanted was a mission”. Dangerous load? Waste load? Rather just load. You must unload. Sucks. You have to unload. With whatever means you have. Whatever it takes. Like a good dad. Whatever...