Are there really nine million bicycles in Beijing?
Twenty years ago you couldn’t move for bikes, now it’s all twin-engine scooters or eco cars.
Does travel broaden the mind?
What I’ve learned is that most people are decent, especially if there’s not massive competition for resources. When there is competition, less ethical people will take advantage of that.
Scariest place visited?
Saddam Hussein’s Iraq was the most scary, horrible, brutal, murderous totalitarian police state I’ve ever been in.