Beijing Backpacking, Day 28: Good Company is the Best Way to Pass Time

A FEW WEEKS ago I sought hallmarks of Chinese heritage and architecture at one of Beijing’s main railway stations, only to be bitterly disappointed at the fact that the entire concourse is transit, for ticketed passengers only. This time, on my way out of Beijing for a few days, I had the opportunity to check … More Beijing Backpacking, Day 28: Good Company is the Best Way to Pass Time

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?

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.