Category Archives: Asia

Guide to Tokyo

Regular readers of TBTP have probably noticed that I have a fascination with travel guidebooks, both contemporary and antiquarian. If you saw my library, you might even call it an obsession. I’m always intrigued when I stumble upon a novel … Continue reading

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Pop-up Libraries

Seoul South Korea’s Innovation Park seems like an unlikely location for a group of analog library pop-ups, but the tech start-up hub is now home to four colorful mini libraries. The mobile library project is the handiwork of ArchiWorkshop design … Continue reading

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Cartographic Illusions

“Civilized Landscapes” is an amazing series of┬ápaper sculptures by Beijing-based artist/photographer/printmaker Ji Zhou. He recycles old books and maps by hand-sculpting imaginary topographic landscapes.

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A veritable travel bucket list

London-based, Italian illustrator and graphic designer Daniele Simonelli created the charming poster below of fifteen cities with their iconic landmarks for the travel app Great Little Place. You can see more of his terrific work here and you can check … Continue reading

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Are We There Yet ?

Way back in 2015, a neat old map detailing how long it took to travel from London to diverse destinations in 1914 was all over the internet. Now, the helpful Australian travel search engine Rome2rio has created a companion map … Continue reading

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Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

As if we didn’t have enough reasons to visit Japan, now they have this stuff. The Japanese brand Bourbon has brilliantly taken the cheese slice concept and applied it to chocolate. The malleable slices present endless eating possibilities for chocoholics. … Continue reading

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Is Globalization Now Complete ?

On December 18th, the new Bollywood film Dilwale starring the always popular Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol will be released. Nothing unusual about that. What’s noteworthy is that the movie was filmed in South Iceland. The trailer below offers sweeping … Continue reading

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Stand Up To Big Lego

Last year the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei created a compelling installation of portraits of 175 political dissidents at Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco. Ai used thousands of tiny Lego bricks to make each picture. The artist planned to do … Continue reading

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Every Kind of People

Brazilian writer Tiago Abreu and artist Linus Oura have created the People Are Equal project to confront the rampant bias, prejudice, and racial stereotyping that they see all over the world. Using Google’s auto-correct feature, they searched various nationalities and … Continue reading

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vegetarian friendly travel

As a long-time vegetarian, I’m always happy to discover any resource for vegetarian-friendly travel. This helpful infographic from Berlin-based Get Your Guide offers some good tips and information. I never travel without consulting HappyCow.net. h/t to GetYourGuide  

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