A big part of localizing to any place is obviously food. It’s a huge part of what makes travel fun, to sample and try new things, surprise your taste buds, take a heavily-filtered foodcam pic, and return to the safety of In-N-Out, hearty salads, and Whole Foods (just me?). But it’s different livi... (more) The American Dreamis one we all know well: hard work pays off. Despite some pockets of disillusionment and rising disenchantment in the whole 1% and wealth gap brouhaha, America remains the world’s top choice promising opportunity, meritocracy, and equality.
So powerful is this ethos that Xi Jin... (more)
The air in Beijing is one of those vile Catch-22s: our choice is to leave the city and its breadth and depth of qualities as much as possible, and become a whiner that doesn’t fully understand/appreciate the Beijing culture; or stay in the city and suffer through a slow but accelerated death, wit... (more)