Ben Valentine

About the Author Ben Valentine

Ben Valentine is an independent writer who studies how tech, creativity, and politics intersect. Ben works with The Civic Beat and has written or spoken for SXSW, Salon, Hyperallergic, YBCA, and VICE, to name a few. Ben also helped organize the World’s First Tumblr Symposium with Hyperallergic, is an Internet Archive’s Tumblr resident, and was formerly a Tumblr Fellow for the 2014 Personal Democracy Forum. Ben travels.

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I’m sitting alone in a crowded station waiting to board my next train to carry me across the border from Southern China into Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Curious about the sole foreigner in the …