Looking back on a year of dispatches, I’m proud to report that we’ve had essays from five continents. I heard from writers in places both famous and obscure, as well as some remote areas that were unknown to me. More than once, I found myself zooming in on Google maps, trying to get a glimpse of the locations described. My hope is that some of this year’s dispatches inspired the same curiosity in you. Here are a few highlights from throughout the year, ones you may have missed the first time the around:
Samantha Ender confronts a snake in Rwanda;
Aaron Gilbreath forages for vintage bottles in the Californian desert;
Noreen McAuliffe dissects fish in Mongolia;
Elizabeth Abbott inspects a war zone in Balad Ruz, Iraq;
and finally, Julian Hoffman finds a birding bridge between Greece’s Prespa Lakes and Ottawa, Canada.
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