Category Archives: Asia

Book and Bed

Last year, I shared a story about Tokyo’s brilliant Book and Bed Hostel. Now the traveling bibliophile’s Eden has expanded with a new location in the heart of Kyoto. The 20 bed hostel, which officially opens tomorrow, features cozy sleeping nooks tucked … Continue reading

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When Chickens Have Teeth

I’m  not much of a linguist, but when I travel I love to learn odd expressions from local languages and cultures. British illustrator Paul Blow has been creating wonderful images based on idioms that has discovered during his own travels. … Continue reading

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Station to Station

This very neat infographic was created for the British travel agency Pettitts.

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Book Boat

Last year, Indonesian journalist and filmmaker Muhammad Ridwan Alimuddina decided to to quit the rat race and make a major life change. Inspired by his love of books and a heartfelt commitment to literacy, he built his own traveling catamaran … Continue reading

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Books on the wing

Award-winning Korean illustrator Jungho Lee is known for his quirky book art. This series incorporates book imagery in each piece.

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Book Series

Tokyo-born, Dusseldorf-based sculptor Ramon Todo is best known for his melding of stone and glass, but I really love his new “Book Series”.

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Too Much Candor Can Be Awkward

The Belgian street artist and graphic designer who goes by the enigmatic moniker Monk HF has been sharing some brutally honest travel posters on social media. The ongoing series challenges travelers to address uncomfortable issues, such as pollution, war, migration, animal exploitation, … Continue reading

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No offense to extroverts

if you are an extrovert, please keep an open mind and enjoy this wonderful (somewhat nsfw) spoken word poem from 18 year-old Rabia Kapoor. I always thought of myself as an introvert, but apparently I’m what is now known as … Continue reading

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Forbidden City

If like me you have always wondered what it would be like to visit the North Korean capital Pyongyang, world traveler Jacob Laukaitis’ video below offers a glimpse of life in the secretive city.

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Chill Library

Built to improve literacy rates in Bima, Indonesia, this wonderful little library was constructed using recycled plastic boxes from a local ice cream manufacturer. Sponsored by the NGO Pocket for the Poor, the eco-friendly building makes use of natural cross … Continue reading

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