i n t r o
p h o t o g r a p h y
w r i t i n g
v e n u e s
b l o g
a r t i s t s
o u t r o
a f f i l i a t e s

  noun 1. The act of immersing oneself in other cultures without crossing national borders. 2. Local cultural diversification. 3. Traveling on a budget. 4. A website that will allow you to accomplish all the above from the very seat in which you sit.


Want to receive updates on new blog posts & content on BH.net? Just enter your email below:

For instant updates on new content, join us on Facebook: facebook.com/borderhopping.

Send your travel photography, writing, reviews, and media to be featured on border hopping. We are a not-for-profit media source dedicated to a love for art and worldly experiences.
learn more >>


Florence: handbags and a lack of rags

posted by Jamila

classic Italian elegance

Something I will never quite understand about the Florentines: that they insist on draping themselves in Louis Vuitton or Gucci bags (their designers of choice) and yet they refuse to groom their dogs or clean up the shit on the sidewalk. Perhaps they don't mind it lying around? I understand a revulsion for shit, though it comes part and parcel with the dog package. And I can't comprehend why stooping for a brief moment to scoop it up (and they do sell scented baggies to make the experience a notch less unpleasant) is more awful than seeing piles of it left and right on a daily basis. At night it is particularly dangerous—as most everything closes by 7 pm, there is not enough illumination to warn a casual stroller of the fecal dangers that lurk. I have witnessed just about every size and shape designer bag in the past three months; I have also discovered every shape, color, size and texture of dog feces.

Labels: , , , , , ,