Trip Anthropologist

An in-depth travel resource site helping you understand the culture and history of the places you visit

Hi! Welcome to Trip Anthropologist

My name is Monique. As an anthropologist I have lived all over the world. In my academic life I specialized in the cultures of Asia and especially Myanmar. Read more about me here.

Trip Anthropologist is a resource site for curious, intelligent people like you who want to explore – the present, the past, the lives of the people they meet and who want to come home transformed. Here you will find free resources to inspire you, to help you plan, and book experiences.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes - Marcel Proust

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HISTORY AND CULTURE TRAVEL

ANCIENT RUINS

Ancient languages, fabulous gods, heroes and demons can all be discovered in our past. The places we visit now are just the top layer of thousands of years of human civilization. So why just visit one culture, when you can take an archaeology of travel? 

Ancient Corinth and Acrocorinth, Greece
sagrada familia in barcelona spain

ARCHITECTURE

We know and judge many historical civilizations by the architectural feats they leave behind. From the builders of the Parthenon, to modern masters like Antoni Gaudi and Oscar Niemayer, travel is always inspiring and sometimes the architecture of other peoples, places and the past can be the thing we remember the most.

ART & SCULPTURE

From prehistoric objects, to tribal art, modern art and visual culture, there is always art on display when you travel. Just like with language and architecture, seeing local art and sculpture when we travel lets us know what is important to the lives of the locals we meet.

Angle of the North statue
Indonesia food vegetarianKetupat with Bokeh Background

CULTURE THROUGH FOOD

Anthropologists have been studying food for two centuries now. Food shows love, power, prosperity, prowess, social class and understandings of community and belonging. It helps constructs identities and its an important part of the how societies create memories.

HISTORIC SITES AND CITIES

Not all cities and sites have to be ancient to be layered in history and memories. The last 1000 years of human history has involved so much war, fortifications and memorials but it is also bursting with art, architecture, inventions and awe inspiring cityscapes.

Dubrovnik Croatia
Yangon

LOCAL WORLDS

Learn a few words to get you by on your next trip and see how much more you experience with just a little local knowledge. 

Learn the best ways to get to your next travel destination.

RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS

The desire to be surrounded by a place of worship or spirituality has led to the most impressive structures by humans. The Great Pyramids, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Strasbourg Cathedral, and the great temples of Asia are just some of these amazing architectural structures of great beauty and power.

Shwedagon pagoda
Vernazza, 5 Terre, La Spezia province, Ligurian coast, Italy.

UNESCO SITES

World Heritage sites can be natural or cultural and there are more than a thousand of them around the world. Come and discover the world’s most important natural and cultural sites.

WINE AND WINERIES

From its birth in Georgia in 6,000 BCE, wine was spread by the Phoenicians throughout the Mediterranean. Discover local wines, wineries and wine traditions in beautiful locations.

grapevines on Santorini island

The Trip Anthropologist Podcast

Greece Unique Stays and Sites

A CURATED LIST OF INSPIRING AND SPECIAL GREEK ACCOMMODATION AND SITES

New travel articles and resources are added every week

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