Monthly Archives: November 2012

Is Travel Just Escapism?

Sometimes I’ve got to get away. Like now. Stuck in England with the November blues. Unemployed. Living in a squalid cupboard in my parents’ poky bungalow because I can’t afford to rent. I’m literally living out of a suitcase because I have nowhere else to put my stuff. My car is falling apart, with more […]

The poppy: a symbol of sacrifice or oppression?

Here’s a quick lesson in cultural differences: In England November 11th is a day to remember all the lives lost in military combat. A solemn occasion marked by two minutes of silence in which people across the nation pause to reflect on the human cost of war. However, in Chinese popular culture the date is […]