I GET THIS sense, whenever I am travelling alone or purely with other young people, that travel is about the thrill of packing in as many memorable experiences in back-to-back in the shortest amount of time. Dare I say that travel was one of the inspirations for one of my life philosophies of constantly striving … More Beijing Backpacking, Day 29: Young And Hitting The Ground Running
A China-based Japanese arranges with an Australia-based Southeast Asian to host a Hong Konger and his two Chinese comrades at a Korean restaurant. The waiters and waitresses are a mix of Chinese and Korean (but mostly Korean). The Japanese, Southeast Asian and Hong Konger are friends or acquaintances; but the Japanese and the Southeast Asian … More Day 21: Young, Adventurous and (looking to be) Trendy
No matter how laid back Australians might be, there is undoubtedly a competitive spirit within its universities. But although they may may not have names like Harvard or Oxbridge, the culture still echoes those who have gone onwards to lead Australia and the world, and those who will. And they’ll always remember the traditions; for … More Sydney is back to school, back to the future
THE REGULAR CROWD at Strangers’ Reunion gives the coffee joint a cosmopolitan and hipster-like feel. Step inside the refurbished peranakan terrace briefly and you would probably think you were in San Francisco or Melbourne. The prime clientele of twentysomethings with make-up and trendy accessories – bags and laptops abound – sips their cappuccinos to accompany homemade … More Local Travel in Singapore: Been to Tiong Bahru?