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“Lahhhrry”

Name: Lahhhrry Encountered In: Chiang Mai, Thailand “Jeeesus Christ, Steve!… Jesus Christ!” –– Logan, after dinner at Lahhhrry’s Murder was in the air the night we met Couchsurfer Lahhhrry for Shabbat dinner. The first taste of bloodshed coincided with our … Continue reading

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In the Court of the Dog Meat King

As the People’s Republic’s most populous metropole, and the very heart of commerce, finance and culture in Earth’s fastest-growing economy, Shanghai is China’s “showpiece” to the world. Visitors can spend weeks there and fail to cover all its sights. For starters, you could cruise the historic … Continue reading

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Fun With Government Trains: The Entirety of China

Human rights abuses, environmental catastrophes, political repression, global trade malfeasance, and funny accents may be the touchy subjects that spring to mind, or at least pop up when you Google “China + controversy”, but the one thing nobody will ever … Continue reading

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Going Native: Kazakhstan via Americans II

Part II of our thorough, incisive, unbiased, wholesome, American, thirdhand account of Kazakhstan. (Continued from Part I.) Names: Mark and Mike Location: Taraz, a reasonably picturesque college town Profession: Peace Corps non-profit management consultant and English teacher, respectively Kaz21 Newbies, Mark, … Continue reading

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Going Native: Kazakhstan via Americans I

Besides the litany of hygienic horrors and abuses of animals we now encounter on a daily basis, something we hadn’t anticipated before this trip was the basic acknowledgment that other cultures are scary and weird. When the time came to … Continue reading

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Guidebooking vs. Bullshitting: The Ultimate Showdown

When most travelers seek advice on the sights, sounds and other fodder for a pleasant jaunt in a foreign city, they look to their Lonely Planet. Are they a bunch of mindless yuppy sheep with no real sense of adventure, … Continue reading

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A Gander Inside Amritsar’s Golden Temple

Maybe it’s because we’d just traveled three days by bus from a week of landslides and bad liquor. Maybe it’s because we’re not quite such cynical dickheads as we think. Whatever it was, we loved Amritsar. The sights are beautiful … Continue reading

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