Frank Bures

Frank Bures is a writer in Madison, Wisconsin. He has lived in Italy, Tanzania, New Zealand, and Thailand and has written for Salon.com, Mother Jones, and The Atlantic Online. His work will appear in Best American Travel Writing 2004.

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