A Photo Story: The Jeepney Chronicles

Taking a Jeepney is the best way to get around in the Philippines. The history of these is quite interesting (you can have a read here). The Jeepneys were originally US military jeeps left over after World War II but now, they have been modernised and manufactured by various local motor companies. We made sure […]

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Walkabouts and Blisters in Jakarta

When you mention that you’re going to Indonesia, people assume that you’re going to Bali, the Gili Islands or Yogyakarta. Bali was the final destination and it was absolutely blissful… But first, let’s rewind to Jakarta. I spent a few days in Jakarta thinking that there would be loads to do in the capital. Little […]

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A Grim History of Biological Warfare: Unit 731

The North East has a very rich history, it seems to surprise me every time. It’s not all lavender fields and immaculate ice sculptures; it’s deep, gruesome history. The World War II era seems to have been a time when humans were trying to see how far they can go, how far they could hurt […]

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Help Me Understand the White Psyche..

Help me understand the white psyche BY: Mlilo Mpondo What do slavery, colonialism, the Jim Crow laws and Apartheid (to mention but a few), tell us about white folk? They are a) afflicted and b) have serious control issues. Much attention is paid to black history; unfortunately our only marketable history begins in the early […]

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