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"Up Close & Personal: Kelly Sobczak," Pittsburgh Magazine, December 2004.
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Pittsburgh Magazine, December 2005
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"Fruity Pleasures," The Best Women's Travel Writing 2005 (Traveler's Tales, Palo Alto, California 2005).

With the help of strangers, I become a sexy woman wrapped up in mangoes in Sudan.
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"Love-Hate Relationship in Iran," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 2, 2001.
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I encounter a strange mix of pride, anger, hostility, hospitality, contradiction, friendliness and confusion when my Iran sojourn lands me smack in the middle of an anti-American rally in Teheran.

"American Finds a Passage to Pakistan after Sept. 11," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 10, 2002.
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I discover a surprisingly warm welcome in what is a land devoid of Western tourists while traveling throughout Pakistan soon after the attacks of 9/11.

"Vultures and Voyeurs: A Tibetan Sky Burial," Clamor Magazine, March / April 2004
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I observe a Tibetan Sky Burial in which a corpse is cut up and fed to vultures. It ain't pretty, folks.

"World Shopper to Share Stories at Church Bazaar," Uniontown Herald Standard, September 19, 2005. Available on Herald
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