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By the Numbers

One of our longest-running and favorite series on Matador, By the Numbers pieces take a quantitative snapshot of place or experience that leaves room for the reader to use his or her imagination to fill in the backstory.

Take this example from Ecuador by the Number: “”Hours spent traveling on buses: 168.
Nighttime bus hijackings: 1.”

Have a place you want to cover by the numbers? Send us a draft.

By the Numbers Articles
4

A night down the pub in Dublin by the numbers

by Eva Sandoval
1

Atlantic crossing by the numbers*

by Ben Keys
7

Oaxaca’s Pacific Coast by the numbers

by Sarah Menkedick
8

By the Numbers: Paddling the Niger River

by Helen Lloyd
7

By the Numbers: Cuba by Bicycle

by Carlo Alcos
5

Honduras By The Numbers

by Juliane Huang
5

St. Thomas by the numbers

by Julie Schwietert
18

By the numbers: Trans-Canada Road Trip

by Eva Holland
4

Sweden by the Numbers

by Anna Brones
1

By the numbers: Scuba world records

by Adam Roy
6

By the numbers: Usain Bolt’s record-breaking race

by Adam Roy
4

Puerto Rico By the Numbers

by Julie Schwietert
26

Cuzco, Peru by the numbers

by Hal Amen
12

Paris, France by the numbers

by Kaitlin Mills
6

Coming Home to Oaxaca By the Numbers

by Teresa Ponikvar
3

By the numbers: Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic

by Megan Hill
11

Lagos, Nigeria by The numbers

by Lola (Akinmade) Åkerström
15

Australia By the Numbers

by MC Lars
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