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 [...]
Make travel your main hustle. Drain your spirit — not your wallet. It’s never been easier to travel like a peasant.
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 [...]
It has come to my attention you are overpaying for international flights.