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Vagabond Journey Travel Stories and World Culture

The Yerba Mate Experience: Understanding Argentina’s National Habit

David Fegan

David Fegan shares yerba mate with Buenos Aires locals and asks what their ‘national infusion’ means to them.

Dear China, It’s Not Me, it’s You

Lawrence Hamilton

Lawrence Hamiliton lives the true China expat experience, which is some strange stalemate between the contending forces of being repelled and held captivated.

Why so Many Chinese Teens are Dressing up Like Cartoon Characters

Mitch Blatt

The allure of cosplay in China.

Travels on the Forgotten Island: Taiwan’s Lesser Kinmen

Wade Shepard

Traveling through old China on Taiwan’s Lesser Kinmen Island.

Exploring Argentina’s Paraná Delta of Tigre

David Fegan

Traveling by boat through Argentina’s Paraná Delta.

High on Grog in Fiji: The Kava Experience

Lawrence Hamilton

Lawrence Hamilton tries Kava in Fiji.

6 Impressions of America as Seen by a Traveler

Lawrence Hamilton

Lawrence Hamilton returns to the USA, this is what he found.

Ever wonder how the ancient Chinese kept intruders out of their home? This was one way.

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I tried out a service that connects travelers with locals and provides the groundwork for grassroots businesses throughout Southeast Asia.


Find out what happened when I camped out in a decommissioned Taiwanese military base.

The Sentinals of the Southwest

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An exploration of the Joshua Tree, a symbol of the American southwest, the advance guard of the perennial invasion against civilization.

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Laowai Comics: Everyone is Leaving China

Laowai comics is a webcomic that covers all aspects of the China experience. This week's installment focuses on those who can't hack it anymore.

A Good Introduction to Singapore

David Singapore_DCE

On my first day in Singapore I met David, who told me a little about the lay of the land.


This is supposed to be the best place in the world to fly into, and I can see why.

What is a Bento Box?


The perfect travel food arose in Japan around a thousand years ago. It is called bento, and there is still nothing better for getting a complete, cheap, and nutritious meal on the road.

Vegemite: Australia’s Controversial V Word

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Lisa Hamilton explores her people's love (or hate) of the legendary condiment known as Vegemite.

Bad Tripping: Getting Over the Traveler Blues

Bad Mike has hit the low point in the vagabond's emotional bell curve. How will he get back on top?

The-Mate

David Fegan shares yerba mate with Buenos Aires locals and asks what their 'national infusion' means to them.

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The Effects of Native Bilingualism

Petra speaks in a smooth bilingual stream. How does this really work?

Up to Here: Wade Returns to Xiamen, Kinmen Book, A Video a Day thumbnail

Where Vagabond Journey stands in October 2014, 3,861 days since our first post.


I was walking through the countryside of Kinmen and I found this interesting contraption.

China Does Not Care About Me

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Lawrence Hamilton is shoved into his place in China.

An interesting contraption to capture flies at a bakery in Kinmen.

Dear China, It’s Not Me, it’s You

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Lawrence Hamiliton lives the true China expat experience, which is some strange stalemate between the contending forces of being repelled and held captivated.

Laowai Comics: The Most Frightening Animal in China thumbnail

Laowai Comics: The Most Frightening Animal in China

Laowai Comics is a web comic that shows all aspects of the China experience. This week's installment shows just how frightening a Laowai can be.

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David Fegan plots a course of learning, observation, and experience through South America.

Crashing a Movie Set in the Bolivian Desert

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The story of going out into the Bolivian desert to meet the makers of the film, Juana Guerillera de la Patria Grande.

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