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Snakes and Satans, The Perils of Modern Vagabonding Pt. 2

Michael Britton

A tale of real modern vagabonding, continued.

Snakes and Satans, The Perils that Befall the Modern Vagabond Pt. 1

Michael Britton

Part 1 of a harrowing tale of vagabonding the islands of Indonesia.

The Disenchanting World of Chinese Costume Photography

Shivaji Das

A dive into the quintessential Chinese tourist experience.

A Wake Up Call From The New China Generation

Vagabond Journey

The politics and worldview of China’s new generation.

The Strange Lives of Komodo Dragons

Shivaji Das

What life is like on an island of Komodo dragons.

The Myth of China’s Big and Crowded Cities

Vagabond Journey

China has some of the largest and most populated cities in the world, but they are not as big as they seem.

Can Chinese Shopping Malls Become Centers of Culture?

Vagabond Journey

China is very rapidly becoming “mall-ified” as large swaths of its urban areas are being redeveloped as self-contained residential/ commercial clusters centered around shopping malls. What effect does this have on the culture?
Protestor

Following the election of a conservative government, a peaceful, non-partisan group of Australian citizens decided to organize a nationwide protest against the policies of the federal government. March in March was a chance for citizens  to express their disagreement over the governments decisions.  Vagabond Journey was there to see what they had to say.

Interview with a North Korean Tour Guide

Pyongyang

What life is like leading tourist in the DPRK.

The Goal of Travel is to be an Outsider Everywhere

Travel Kapadokya Cappadocia Vagabond Journey Tristan Hicks

On not losing the traveler mind.

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Laowai Comics: When Laowais Understand Chinese

Laowai Comics is a biweekly web comic about the expat/ traveler life in China. This week shows what life is like when you understand Chinese.

Bao Bao [Photo: Rahma Indira]

A tale of real modern vagabonding, continued.

M 41 Road Sign

A photo essay featuring the Pamir Highway, which traverses through Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia.

Painting by the author [Buy a print of it here]

Part 1 of a harrowing tale of vagabonding the islands of Indonesia.

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Laowai Comics: How to Speak Korean

Laowai Comics is a biweekly web comic about the expat/ traveler life in China. Read the full archives at LaowaiComics.com

How to Travel Cheaply — Anywhere

Li River Footbridge, Xingping, Yangshuo

An exploration into three simple mindsets that will enable you to travel anywhere.

Choosing the costumes_DCE

A dive into the quintessential Chinese tourist experience.

Author Pointing the Way_DCE

A look into an easy way to make the most of your travels, get to amazing places, and meet interesting people.

five-flags

A simple tip with wide ranging implications on how to fall between the cracks of the system.

Vagabond Newsletter 011 – March 5, 2014

This month's action report.

The Colored Lakes of Kelimutu

The mist rolls in 1_DCE

It had been raining all week. The sky was completely blanketed in grey. A visit to the colored lakes of Kelimutu, Indonesia.

A Wake Up Call From The New China Generation

china-train-ride

The politics and worldview of China's new generation.

The Dream, Death, and Rebirth of Amboy

Photo by Candy Jones

A story of traveling into the deserts of southern California and finding a small highway town that was born out of a dream.

Naoki Kaneko

Naoki Kaneko travels the world playing ice hockey. He's this week's guest on Vagabond Journey's Atypical Travelers series.

[Image from the public domain]

China's scrambled mix of ancient customs and modern context is no better seen than in beauty practices.

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How Being a Digital Nomad Destroyed my Feet

The hazards of being a digital nomad.

Hallstatt Austria and China

Entire Western style towns have been popping up around China in droves over the past couple of decades. Bianca Bosker, the author of Original Copies, explains where it all came from and what it means.

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