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Singapore Surprises

SINGAPORE | Wed, 14 Aug 2013 | By butterfly-freed | Views [1614]

It's quite staggering what you can pack into just under 700km2. How about 5.5m people, skyscrapers of all descriptions, parks, attractions and of course sufficient living space. Welcome to Singapore - island, city and state. A fusion of nationalities ... Read more >

Tags: asia, backpacking, capitalism, island. merlion, marina bay sands, pods, sentosa, singapore

In Love with Luxury – confessions of a humanitarian imposter

FRANCE | Tue, 10 Jul 2012 | By ladyc | Views [688]

There is something about European luxury that cannot be imitated. It moves subtly, gracefully, in the detail of a cut instead of the glare of a monogram. Luxury is an exclusive club, quietly recognisable by secret hallmarks of quality ... Read more >

Tags: capitalism, development, diamonds, fashion, hippiness, luxury, poverty, shopping, wine

Sea, Surf & Socialism

FRANCE | Fri, 13 Jan 2012 | By flashorton | Views [887]

The basic tenet of Marxism and therefore socialism, as defined by Karl Marx: “To each according to his need, from each according to his ability” The basic tenet of capitalism is basically the opposite and could be described as: “To each according ... Read more >

Tags: capitalism, economics, snaking, socialism, surfing

My Photo scholarship 2010 entry

CAMBODIA | Sun, 17 Oct 2010 | By picturingtheworld | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

My name is Katharina Grube. I´m 31 years old, living in Hamburg, Germany and working as a fitness instructor as well as a journalist. In the early age of 13 i´ve been on travels the first time. Two years before that the wall came down and i was to ... Read more >
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Tags: #2010wnphoto, cambodia, capitalism, gangs, kids, phnom pen, sieam reap, tonle sap lake, tourism, travel photography scholarship 2010

Return to Shanghai

CHINA | Sat, 12 May 2007 | By simon_monk | Views [3586]

A quarter of a lifetime ago I stood on the Bund. As I gazed out from the shabby youth hostel in a grand old building right on the waterfront there was nothing but grey mud flats, swarms of bicycles, a handful of 'friendship stores' where the service ... Read more >

Tags: capitalism, memories, shanghai, youth

Something in the air?

LAOS | Wed, 1 Feb 2006 | By simon_monk | Views [1683] | Comments [4]

There has to be something in the air, the water or the food, like Koala's with Eucalyptus. How else do you explain a country that is semi-permanently asleep? The only time you see anyone striding around purposefully is perhaps at 7:30am in the morning ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, capitalism, family, laid back, on the road, travel with children, wonderful

Comatose Capitalism

LAOS | Sun, 22 Jan 2006 | By simon_monk | Views [1283] | Comments [1]

In Vietnam you only have to go near a market to have someone try to sell something. Anything. "You buy", "for the baby", "for your boy" and "same same" are aimed in your direction on even the most general of strolls.... Read more >

Tags: capitalism, culture, luang prabang, market

Homeless in San Francisco

USA | Sat, 21 Nov 1998 | By simon_monk | Views [1352] | Comments [2]

The homeless are always a sight in this richest of countries. Today was Thanksgiving when most Americans go home to families, turkey and cranberry sauce. The shops are all closed and the city empty ... making the homeless more conspicuous than ever.... Read more >

Tags: capitalism, democracy, freedom, homeless, people, society, wealth

 

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