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September 3, 2017

Corruption (And Other Careers)

On Recent Drive From Europe to Kazakhstan, The Writer Was Impressed To Discover the Innovative Ways in Which Locals and Officials Made Their Living An expat in Almaty, the former…
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May 20, 2017

The Submarine and the Crater – Discovering New Zealand’s Central Otago

Driving through Central Otago is like strolling through one of the great art galleries of Paris. Confronted by extreme, intricate, subtle and magnificent beauty that shifts and changes with each…
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May 9, 2017

Strangers on a Boat

It's dark in Cairns and a Chinese couple is eating dinner on a small boat tethered to the harbor. They have just finished a plate of oysters, and the lady…
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January 10, 2017

“Master Worker, Take Me to the Pandas” – A Story of Chengdu

  A Highway on the Outskirts of Chengdu, China. December 2016. The taxi driver attacked the road with staccato fury, charging forward into every gap, honking incessantly. This was pretty…
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December 16, 2016

Reflections on China from the Tokyo Tower

We hightailed it outta Tianjin through smog that caught in your throat, erased buildings barely 50 meters away, and tinged everything with a sickly orange-brown hue. Jaded from over a…
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September 24, 2016

Night Train to Mandalay

A night train from Yangon to Mandalay provides a snapshot into how it feels to travel in Burma / Myanmar in 2016 as the country prepares for a tourist boom.…
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September 3, 2016

Notes From the Back Seat – in Taxis Across China

It's almost impossible to remain dry in Hong Kong. You either get caught in a tropical monsoon, or the humidity makes you drench yourself with sweat. It helps if you…
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June 22, 2016

Why I Don’t Drive in Shanghai

Stern, unsmiling, green vested traffic cops have appeared at intersections across the city, from the concrete apartment blocks and asphalt overpasses of Putuo to the leafy lanes of the former French…
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May 17, 2016

Singapore – Another Kind of Asia

A four year old kid sits in the back of a taxi in Singapore. He is blonde, blue eyed, and it's his first time in Asia. The streets are packed,…
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