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Vagabond Journey Travel Stories and World Culture

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?

Duchang: A Normal Day of Traveling in Normal China

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Reckless driving, a dead body, friendly people, rampant development, cultural questions, the usual day of travel in China.

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Laowai Comics: How Loud is a Chinese Restaurant?

The Strange Lives of Komodo Dragons

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What life is like on an island of Komodo dragons.

What the Super Bowl Means to the Traveler

super bowl in Australia

The Super Bowl comes each year, and each time it does it marks our place on the map, showing how far we've come since the last big game.

Toilet that the baby was abandoned in

A woman gave birth in the cramped bathroom of a Chinese train, then abandoned the kid. How was this even possible?

The Myth of China’s Big and Crowded Cities

Much of Shanghai is still rural

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

What Vic Wild Can Teach Us About Finding a Job

Vic Wild went to Russia to get what he wanted

What an Olympic athlete who defected to Russia can teach us about how opportunity is now global.

Bars on desks to keep kids from looking too closely at their schoolwork.

A new tactic is being tried to reduce the astonishing 90% near-sighted rate among China's youth, and it's a very . . . Chinese solution.

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LAOWAI COMICS: Creating the Chinese New Year Experience

Why You Shouldn’t Pay Taxes When Working Abroad

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What you should know about paying taxes for informal work that you do abroad.

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OPINION: Would you rather communicate or have a petty battle of intellect?

China Doesn’t Have a One Child Policy

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China hasn't had a one child policy for an extended amount of time. But it's family planning policies are still in effect, only this time they may not be of much use.

Russian models in swimsuits walking around a Chinese mall.

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?

The Wilis

Going between the islands of Flores and Sumba shows what life aboard an Indonesian Ferry is really like.

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I stepped into a migrant worker camp in a new city on the outskirts of Shanghai and caught a glimpse of what life is like for China's 40+ million construction workers.

Vagabonding: It’s Not For Weaklings

Workout 3 - Ron on Resistance Bands

Travel is tough, but the traveler needs to be tougher. Here's how Gar Williams, the 66 year old Senior Vagabond stays fit enough to continue moving through the world.

Workers in a migrant village in the outskirts of Shanghai surrounding me.

How to pass through the social gates of an isolated or remote community.

Kau Cim fortune telling at Laoye Temple

Many ancient customs of China live on in the modern age. Kau Cim fortune telling is one of them.

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Substitute Teaching, an Ideal Travel Job?

Want to earn some travel funds without committing to a long term job -- or even one you need to do everyday? Try substitute teaching. Here's how.

My digitalized signature.

A travel tip about how to sign contracts when traveling without going around looking for a scanner and printer.