Tag Archives: culture

Smoking and sensationalism

Shortly before I left for my trip, I had the chance to watch the latest Vanguard documentary, entitled “Sex, Lies and Cigarettes.” It’s now available on Youtube, with Indonesian subtitles to boot. Check it out before reading this post, if you … Continue reading

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7 things Japan does better

I spent three weeks in Japan at the beginning of this month as a break from southeast Asia. It was my first time in the country. In many ways, Japan felt like another world – a more convenient, efficient, aesthetically … Continue reading

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Ten things I’ve learned to do in San Francisco

Mostly related to food, technology and the weather. Get a smartphone. This is a prerequisite for many of the things people do in San Francisco (see below). Even the bums have them. Yelp everything.  It is unacceptable to enter a restaurant, … Continue reading

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How to visit six museums in four days… and not go insane.

Six museums in four days. Crazy, right? Even if you’re into museums, it sounds like something you might plan to do and then quickly regret. Besides, isn’t there more to exploring a city than looking at old paintings? Well, I’ve … Continue reading

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