Beijing Backpacking, Day 4: When ‘Off The Beaten Track’ Is Actually The Middle Of Everything

BEING WITH A local is always one of the best experiences you’ll have as a traveller. It also allows you to stop thinking for a while and just go along with the flow, as regardless of where s/he takes you, you’ll at least perceive that you’re going somewhere truly locals-only. They could probably take you … More Beijing Backpacking, Day 4: When ‘Off The Beaten Track’ Is Actually The Middle Of Everything

Beijing Backpacking, Day 2: Doing Foolish Things and Gutsy Things To Survive

GETTING FROM POINT A to Point B seems straightforward in a place like Beijing when you look at a map of it. The streets are laid out in a simple grid pattern and the subway lines neatly traverse it, so it seems like you’d be able to walk anywhere or map out your journey? If … More Beijing Backpacking, Day 2: Doing Foolish Things and Gutsy Things To Survive

You wouldn’t think of visiting this ‘landmark’ … should you?

A couple of weeks ago we marvelled at how infrastructure is a clear, artistic expression about society and its values in its particular time. As a stark contrast to that, in Australia, the seemingly most utilitarian, out of the way pieces of infrastructure have now transformed to allow us to see some form of beauty in … More You wouldn’t think of visiting this ‘landmark’ … should you?

Singapore: This Feeling is Just So Cyberpunk

It’s futuristic.  It’s cyberpunk.  It’s post-apocalyptic.  And most visitors to Singapore will probably never go here, because at first sight, these suburbs all look the same. And you can be forgiven for thinking that.  You could say that in HDB heartland, the streetscape is monotonous – even one Singaporean told me that it ‘looks so … More Singapore: This Feeling is Just So Cyberpunk

Local Travel: one post, one neighbourhood, one city, one day at a time.

LOCAL TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE.  When talking about travel and our experiences, my friends and I always continue to bring up the idea that travel goes well beyond holidaying and snaps.  We are puzzled at how people could satisfy themselves by sleeping in cloistered hotels, only leaving on buses to voyeuristically look at tourist traps and … More Local Travel: one post, one neighbourhood, one city, one day at a time.