The Lonely Galaxy Travel Guide -- BARÉSH


The ultimate space tourism handbook for Earth citizens 



Travel Alert: The Department of Earth System and Frontier Security (DESFS) advises against nonessential travel to Barésh. Check with your applicable national Earth government for the most up-to-date information.

Introducing Barésh: Take a Brazilian favela, cross it with a coal mining town and the tawdry glitz of Vegas, add a generous layer of Beijing smog and you’ll know what to expect on the dwarf planet Barésh. Once on the surface you will encounter a teeming mass of humanity sealed inside a poorly ventilated terrarium. If Barésh is your introduction to galactic tourism, prepare yourself (and be sure to stock up on antibiotics before you go). The colony isn’t a hostile place but its manic energy, punishing pollution, lack of police presence, public transport, or basic sanitation (or much of any infrastructure at all) makes it a challenge for visitors. With Barésh home to one of the galaxy’s trillidium mines, it comes as no surprise that the entire colony of drudges, miners, sex-trade workers, gangsters, pirates, and stray animals revolves around the industry.

Don’t be mistaken, there are some positives to be had in a visit here: The heart of Old City contains some of the oldest surviving structures in the galaxy. Explore a little more and you’ll uncover an energetic (albeit sketchy) club scene, home to more virtual reality arcades per capita than downtown Seoul, where you can spend an evening grooving to thump, the colony’s unique techno-dance music, and sampling local ale. (Steer clear of the beverage swank if your brain is an organ you value.) While out on the town be sure to do as the Baréshtis do by betting on a bajha match in one of the many fight clubs featuring street-gladiators duking it out in a slum-dog version of the popular sport. Just keep your wallet close, a face mask handy, and stick to bottled water.

Bezos Station transit point
Star Tubes entry into Barésh
Old City, Barésh
Barésh at night
The Badlands, Barésh


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