Posts Tagged ‘ travel ’
I am finally entering the gate to Southeast Asia. The Emirates were not exactly what I had gone traveling for. In this state city, there is little to feed the stereotype of the dingy city of pirates and seafaring people, however. Singapore is a busy modern city with a reputation for strict laws that appear ridiculous. Don’t flush a public toilet: get a fine. Throw away trash: get fined. Every bathroom advertises the “right way” to wash your hands, every escalator has a sign reminding users of the “correct” way of riding it.
The more surprised am I when I arrive at the station in Little India and find trash on the street. Read more
I arrived in Abu Dhabi. It is hot, no: scorging and I would not exactly call the place inviting. From the airport I made it to the city center and it is basically a giant mall. I’m open to everything? Uhhm, maybe not. Trying to get local food? Not a chance, so I settle for some chili shrimp rice dish at a KFC, which is expensive enough. All around is high rise buildings, fast food chains and sky high prices. But maybe I just need to open myself up even more?
Thise week, my twitter activity has been dominated by travel journalists and other travelers.
Through @snordq I learned about @MatadorNetwork, an independent travel magazine.
@Stuenperu is a guy in Lima, Peru who has some nice photos on his Twittersite and followed me this week, so I decided to take a peek at him. the same goes for @EverywhereTrip, the self-proclaimed one-man National Geographic.
@AdventureLiving and @tfthostels on the other hand are rather professionally maintained profiles that provide useful hints, tips and links on travel.
I am Paul-Christian Britz aka @pcbritz, an aspiring German journalist with a degree in American Studies, Political Science and Film Studies. I am currently traveling the world and am looking for a journalistic traineeship in 2013.