So, Just How Great Are Bullet Trains Anyway? Spoiler: Very.

Let’s play a game. Name a thing that this describes: hard, shiny, powerful, intimidating in length, takes your breath away when you ride it. Thought of something? Okay, now open the back of the book and look at the answer section. There are two acceptable answers: 1. A Japanese shinkansen train. 2. Your idea of a perfect…

Backwards are Buses in Japan

Today I’m going to talk about using buses, so if your name is Beatrice you’ve probably never used a bus so you can go away. Go away, Beatrice. If you’re not a horrible person, you’ve probably used a bus to get around every now and again, maybe even every day. You probably think that the bus…

Bogotá, Colombia: What You Need to Know

Bogotá, Colombia is 2640 meters (8300 feet) above sea level. This means you arrive and get headaches, sniffles, nosebleeds, and you suddenly can’t walk up ten stairs without wheezing like a fat kid with asthma forced to run the 100m at school sports day. It takes some getting used to. While you’re walking up a…

5 Simple Tricks to Save Money When Traveling

Everyone likes saving money. I, for example, like saving money so much that if I want to buy something that costs over $100, I have to write a 500-word essay to myself explaining why I need to buy it, with a bibliography citing at least one French cultural theorist. Here are five ways I save…

Public Transport in New York

I saw a dead guy. He was slumped on a bench in the subway at Columbus Circle in Manhattan underneath an advert for a new movie. He was a black guy with a white beard, maybe in his forties, blue hoodie pulled over him, and he was staring upwards with teeth clenched so tight he…