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8 Simple Things You Need to Know Before you Teach English Abroad

Lawrence Hamilton

Want to teach English in a foreign country? This is what you need to know.

Top Ten Things That You Will Really Do in Thailand

Arthur Fern

The real list of the things you will do in Thailand.

The Sobering Experience of Partying With China’s Rich

Mitch Blatt

Take a look at what the nightlife of China’s 1% is really like.

China’s Disposable Cities

Wade Shepard

China’s cities are being built to be demolished to be built again. They are virtually disposable. Here’s why.

What Becomes of China’s Ghost Cities

Wade Shepard

I traveled back to a deserted new urban development in China eight years later to find what had happened to it.

Harmonica Jim and Elias the Poet

David Fegan

Jim plays harmonica and can make $100 a day busking. Elias sings poetry but can’t read or write. Both live in Melbourne, both are homeless.

The Highs and Lows From the Canals of Banjarmasin

Shivaji Das

Riding through the extremes of life on the Banjarmasin canals.
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Want to teach English in a foreign country? This is what you need to know.

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An ode to sex, fertility, and the big ones in an otherwise prudish society? Lawrence Hamilton set out to discover the story behind South Korea's Haesindong Penis Park and found something surprising.

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Take a chance at winning a trip to Cartagena.

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The Queen Victoria market in Melbourne is one of the city's prime social and commercial epicenters. Check it out here.

Top Ten Things That You Will Really Do in Thailand

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The real list of the things you will do in Thailand.

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Take a look at what the nightlife of China's 1% is really like.

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Another installment of wayward travel advice for the anxious and burdened. This time, Bad Mike mentors an overweight individual on using a squat toilet.

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A much needed tell-all tutorial about using the toilet of the East. Know before you go -- literally. Experiential learning on one of these machines is a traveler's right of passage that's better left averted. Just believe us on this one.

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The Quickest Way to Make 50 Bucks in Owensboro, KY

How to earn some travel funds the easy way.

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Pay your respects to the guy who blazed the trail that all travel bloggers follow.

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A look at a deserted factory town in remote Jiangxi Province.

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So Shanghai built a Spanish town in their suburbs -- so what? Take a look at what happens to China's foreign themed new towns.

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You will know China, whether you want to or not.

China’s Disposable Cities

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China's cities are being built to be demolished to be built again. They are virtually disposable. Here's why.

Even buying contact lenses in this country is to run a gauntlet of laws, regulations, and protocol.

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Listen to Vagabond Journey's Michael Britton on Radio Roaming.

What Becomes of China’s Ghost Cities

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I traveled back to a deserted new urban development in China eight years later to find what had happened to it.

Harmonica Jim and Elias the Poet

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Jim plays harmonica and can make $100 a day busking. Elias sings poetry but can't read or write. Both live in Melbourne, both are homeless.

Sleeping in Hong Kong Airport

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How sleeping in Hong Kong's airport saved me money and hassles and provided an unsolicited form of entertainment.

Feel like you're being followed through the world by a fog of funk? How to get a stinking travel companion to pick up the underused reins of personal hygiene before it destroys you both.

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