Travelling With Tintin


Although I didn’t read them as a kid, I love the idea that Tintin comics, in the era before television, could act as travelogues for people curious about the world — and that they were pretty accurate, most of the time, in their visual depictions of other places and cultures.

You can even base your own travels around Tintin’s.

People should start adventure clubs where they base their journeys around those of real or imagined adventurers. For starters: Graham Greene.

Michael Berger is a barely-published writer and book-seller living in San Francisco. He is one of the founding Corsairs of the Iron Garters Bike Club and is currently pursuing a degree in applied pataphysics. He sometimes eats oatmeal for dinner. More from this author →