Ryan Lee played his cards a little differently. Instead of graduating university, getting a job, a wife, and struggling to afford an apartment he took off traveling. Making his money playing music in the streets, he's traveled for more than 15,000 kilometers around China.
A stroke of utter brilliance! The Kolkata Sudder Street tuk tuk mafia will be defeated, by dint no less, than taking the bus to the Howard Railway Station for the pittance of seven Rupees. The bulk of the two hundred or so Rupees that I shall save will nest securely in my front shirt pocket [...]
Any day above ground is a good day. Today is a good day for me. It's been about a year and a half since my last article here on Vagabond Journey. I've had emails from people who asked, “Well, what happened?” Today I'll try to answer that question.
Tak tak tak tak tak tak tak…. The sound was rhythmic and steady as if following a beat. It grew more and more pleasant to my ears as Fang Od continued tapping the bamboo where the thorn penetrating my skin was attached. It maintained my focus to the pain as I watched blood spurt out [...]
The work of finding an apartment turned into an experience in cultural contrasts.
Like most people, I want to experience all the wonders the world has to offer. On the cusp of graduating college I was ready to break free and go. Just go. So, tapping into my six years of experience as a babysitter/nanny, I decided to become an au pair.
Something was making me sick in the apartment I just moved into in Xiamen, so I left. This is the security of the perpetual travel lifestyle.
Just getting onboard an Indonesian ferry for the three day journey to the Moluccas, once known as the Spice Islands, is a traumatic effort. Especially when one is travelling in economy class with chicken.
The most difficult part of wandering is far and away trying to pick up a foreign language. Only a limited number of nouns and verbs are mime-able, charades style, so what does that leave you with if you need to say “tomorrow” or “work”? A frustrated shake of the head, a hapless smile and not [...]
I was awaken by a knock on the door of the room next to mine at the City Central Hostel in Shanghai. It was around midnight, and as the door creaked opened I heard a hostel employee tell a resident rather harshly that he had to get out. "I will pay you in the morning," [...]
A little cut or abrasion on your foot can easily lead to an infection and an otherwise unnecessary medical situation if wearing sandals.
Yes, there are mycotoxins in coffee but this is no reason to be scared away from it.
Make yourself financially bulletproof on the road: get these skill sets.
Want to reduce the effect of environmental pollution and food contaminants? Keep traveling.
Fak Fak, in Papua, Indonesia is a hotbed of religion and temptation. The author is lured in, will he get out?
Yes, even activities for children are over-priced status symbols in China.
Want to live the double dream: traveling the world and working for yourself? Then check out these top ten self-employment travel jobs.
Part 3 of an ever growing series on moving truck to RV conversions. This is probably the best live aboard overland travel vehicle there is.
Driving in Chile? Now that's adventure travel.
The social landscape of China changes with the physical. Look for the hills to find the old communities and a way of life that doesn't consist of driving a Porsche to Walmart.