In constructing the first issue of the UC Berkeley CLUJ Travel Section, our editors read many unique and imaginative pieces of travel writing from writers and globetrotters residing throughout the... More > world. As a whole, this issue reflects the admirable level of creativity and craftsmanship that is demonstrated by each of its 16 unique and forward-thinking authors. Our collection this semester includes a poem about San Francisco, a fictional letter to the architect of a beautiful castle, and multiple enticing portraits of friendship, alienation, culture clash, and heart-stopping beauty set in Brazil, France, Japan, Germany, Russia, and Mongolia. We hope you enjoy reading these travel pieces, each one tells a truly remarkable story.< Less
Traveling is about the stories — stories of the places you go, the things you see, the food you eat, the people you meet, the time you followed a trail of carrots to find shelter with an... More > anarchist community in Spain, that wine-drunk conversation you had with a Parisian pornographer. The stories we collect traveling reflect those moments in which we recognize something special. In each of our stories, there is discovery. Our discoveries can affect our world-views, our understanding of people and culture, and our attitudes toward those different from ourselves. Our discoveries can also make us crack up, break down, and hop the nearest open-air streetcar to the other side of town. And we share our discoveries with others through our stories.
In the past three months, we at the Travel Section have compiled a wide range of stories and discoveries from across the country and across the world. We hope they inspire you to make some discoveries of your own.< Less