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South Africa has the craziest airport announcements ever [vid]

South Africa has the craziest airport announcements ever [vid]

WE’VE ALL HEARD THE ANNOUNCEMENT at the airport: “Attention all passengers, do not leave your luggage unattended…” It’s easy to tune out, but it seems no matter what country you’re in, the announcement is always made by a woman with a soothing, calm voice.Well, almost always…As comedian Trevor Noah points out, they do things a little different in South Africa.

9 hilarious ways to cheers in the United States

9 hilarious ways to cheers in the United States

PhiladelphiaA local cheers in Philadelphia begins with someone sharing a story that takes an unusually negative turn and ends with everyone raising their glasses and saying “oh well.” During this process no eye contact is made. Locals just stare at their beers and race to get to the bottom of their glasses.

Photo essay: The sulfur miners of Ijen, Indonesia

Photo essay: The sulfur miners of Ijen, Indonesia

Photojournalist and Matador contributor Andrés Vanegas Canosa reports from an independent trip to the Ijen volcano sulfur mine in East Java, Indonesia.I HAD HEARD about the sulfur miners of Ijen before I arrived in Banyuwangi, a town on the eastern edge of the island of Java. Not many tourists visit this town, and finding information in English was tough.

Eating Asian in Auckland: A city guide to ethnic food

Eating Asian in Auckland: A city guide to ethnic food

I OFTEN HEAR the same refrain in New Zealand: “Country’s gorgeous, but the food’s crap.” I wonder if these people have ever roamed Auckland’s international food courts.Most backpackers have enjoyed the ubiquitous New Zealand meat pie, but there is also a generous amount of good quality Asian food to be had here, and often at a bargain price.

Travel photography tip: Introduction to the histogram

Travel photography tip: Introduction to the histogram

This article complements lessons from the MatadorU Travel Photography program.Let’s say you’ve got a good grasp of exposure. Maybe you’re even mastering exposure locking or the exposure triangle. Or maybe you’ve been doing that for a while, but sometimes return home from a shoot to find shots that looked great in camera are dull, lifeless, underexposed, overexposed, or overall just…blah?

What it’s like to be detained at Heathrow

What it’s like to be detained at Heathrow

THIS WEEKEND, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner, David Miranda, was detained at Heathrow Airport for nine hours. Greenwald alleges this was an act of intimidation by the US and UK because of his Edward Snowden-informed writings revealing the NSA’s widespread surveillance programs.This is a profound attack on press freedoms and the news gathering process.