International travel is much more affordable than you think. If you are like most Americans, you overestimate the cost of international airfare because you assume it must be more expensive than domestic flights. As counterintuitive as it may sound, however, the recent expansion of international budget airlines have made flying to Europe cheaper than flying between most [...]
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Humorous, accurate, and not-so-accurate impressions of America from the perspective of outsiders.
We’ve all met these people. Let’s compare notes.
The transition from Kyrgyzstan to China could not be more subtle. Barbed wire, watchtowers, motes, legions of police - the Chinese border anticipates World War III. After passing through several agonizing checkpoints, we encountered a large, prison-like facility, which we naïvely assumed was the border crossing into Xinjiang, China’s vast, Uyghur-populated western region. There we [...]
It began with a thought like this: My New York rent is six times more expensive than my rent in Taiwan, but am I six times more satisfied with living in New York than I was in Taiwan? No, no I was not. New York is exciting, yes, but Bangkok, Buenos Aires, and Berlin all grant the thrills [...]