18 things you didn’t know about Yunnan

It’s impossible to visit Yunnan without coming into contact with its list of weird and wacky — known as 云南十八怪. Marketing gimmick or not, the eighteen oddities give insights into colourful local life. Here are two interesting ones. 第一怪:竹筒当烟袋 Oddity #1: smoking pipes made out of bamboo. How it works: Tobacco is inserted in the lower part of … More 18 things you didn’t know about Yunnan

Which traveller dares to ride a bus in Manila?

WHEN YOU’RE TRAVELLING in a developing country, there are just some things, some places, some parts of society, that unspoken word, others’ previous experiences or historical facts advise you against. Even for Western-born Asians, we have to admit that socioeconomic and cultural differences mean that while we have the purchasing power to live like kings, … More Which traveller dares to ride a bus in Manila?