Cities

  • Driving in Cambodia

    Driving Like A Local

    Most places I visit, I don’t often drive. My modes of transportation always varies but usually I am a passenger on a train or bus if I am not walking or cycling in…

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    Saigon Street Food

    Hello Ho Chi Minh and see ya later Saigon, it was a quick trip for my first taste of Vietnam – only 3 days – but it wasn’t difficult to immediately figure out…

  • Corruption at its Finest

    Living in Phnom Penh, I have rented a scooter to get around (it’s so much fun!), but everyone else that has a scooter has warned me about the police. Even the lady at…

  • Am I a Hobo?

    Living in San Francisco has made me more familiar with poverty and homelessness, not only because it is evident throughout the city but also by trying to live minimally in an expensive city.…

  • What I look for in a city

    On my bike ride to work this morning I think I finally realized what I need in a city – and why San Francisco just isn’t cutting it for me. San Francisco has…

  • Spanish Festivals

    Spain’s Best Festivals

    So you might have noticed that I haven’t been blogging very much since moving back to Barcelona, and yeah its because I have been quite busy…. busy partying! Actually that isn’t the case…

  • A Sense of Scale

    Mumbai is among the largest cities in the world and after living here a while there are certain qualities that I think are only found in metropolises this big. Having lived in a…

  • A Culture of Contrasts

    I usually find irony in my daily routine by retreating in my three bedroom apartment after visiting slums all day; however no day has seen the extreme contrasts as yesterday. We took a…

  • Turbo Architecture Tour Day

    I decided that with only one month left and having my upcoming weekends booked, that there was no better time than now to visit the modern architecture of the historical town of Ahmedabad,…

  • Why Bother Slum Upgrading?

    Clearly slums offer some of the worst living conditions on earth. They are usually illegal settlements that appear on somebody else’s property, of whom wants to use and profit from it, while the…