Rob Verger

journalist and photographer

Posts from the ‘World Hum’ category

New story: An interview with Gary Shteyngart: “On Travel Writing”

Gary Shteyngart

Photo by Marion Ettlinger

It was my pleasure to recently interview Gary Shteyngart, a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure and author of the wildly successful and hilarious books “The Russian Debutante’s Handbook” and “Absurdistan.” Read the interview here, which was published as a feature story on World Hum. Shteyngart’s travel writing has been anthologized in the 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions of the Best American Travel Writing. Take a look at the interview, and I highly recommend you pick up some of his work.

“The Dogs of Pohnpei” chosen as one of the “Eight Great Travel Stories About Food” by World Hum

The island of Pohnpei, in the Federated States of Micronesia. Photo by Rob Verger.

The island of Pohnpei, in the Federated States of Micronesia. Photo by Rob Verger.

World Hum is celebrating its eighth anniversary this week, and in doing so it has been featuring best-of lists from the site’s history. I’m thrilled that they chose my essay, “The Dogs of Pohnpei,” which originally appeared on the site in January of 2008, as one of their “Eight Great Travel Stories About Food.” (The food in the piece, if you’re wondering, is dog meat. While some don’t consider dog meat to be food, others do. This is an issue the piece explores.) Thank you, World Hum.

New slideshow: Sao Paulo Graffiti

Photo by Rob Verger

Photo by Rob Verger

I’m pleased that a slideshow of my photographs focused on the spectacular graffiti found in Sao Paulo, Brazil, was published by World Hum last week. Click on the picture to view the show, and enjoy.


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