|Fleshpots and Temples
Travelling through town in a sweatbox of a taxi, in hot pursuit of a gym. No suspension, tattered and torn interior and head wedged against the roof...
The Salzburg Whitsun Festival 2013
Elizabeth Schotten Merklinger
The charming baroque city of Salzburg, surrounded by lakes and dramatic glaciers, makes a unique setting for classical musical festivals
Two Americans in Marseille
Lara Herrington Watson
We flew to Carcasonne in a tiny Ryanair plane and felt we could finally wring Glasgow out of us in the warm Mediterranean air.
Adventure in the Maldives
I couldn’t help but daydream and smile smugly at the thought of landing in the picturesque paradise of the Maldives.
Fred C Wilson 111
I like Texas. I’ve been there a number of times. During my third trip there I sat next to a real cowboy while heading south
Batman in Turkey
Maria Estrella Aggabao
It was the first day of July when I arrived in an old city in the southeastern region of Turkey. Everyone had warned me back in Istanbul: Don’t go in the summer especially in July and August.
if you’re from Quebec you probably already know about this great place, but if you’re from anywhere else, you probably don’t.
Vladimir Putin: Satirist
James Campion 9/13
I have to say, despite his complete disregard for human and civil rights, his lifelong dedication to a godless Soviet regime ... I stand in awe of his complete command of irony
The State We're In Now
Dean Borok in New York
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Election. The population wised up.
Egypt’s Fratricidal Revolution
Egypt, the harbinger of the so-called Arab Spring in January 2011, today lies in tatters and recrimination...
The War Dynamics on Syria
The bets are on the United States will hit Syria. The war drums are beating faster than usual.
Macro v Micro
The Catalan regional government lead by Sr. Mas carried out a massive 'human chain' from the French border to the Valencia region with over 1.5 million persons all holding hands
Thinking About Taiwan
Strange things happen at thresholds. For example: your regular doorway threshold. People often forget and/or remember things when crossing them; so it’s been proven
Dharavi Slum Tour
Dharavi is one of the city’s government-sanctioned slums, housing up to one million people at times on under 500 acres in central Mumbai...
For a year our surrogate home, the town of Thoreau is a meager bit of civilization.
Tanzanian Bus Travel
At the bus standi, being a Mzungu counts for everything. Small town, big city, no difference, once spotted, I am automatically the most popular guy within a 4 bus radius
How Not to Go Dutch in Amsterdam
P C Markovksi
You will notice fairly quickly as you go on a date with a Dutchie that indeed, going Dutch is based on a very real cultural trait
Andorra Mountain Kingdom
Fred W Wilson
“Honey is sweet, but bees sting.”
Culture in Prague
The magical city of Prague in the Czech Republic, with its fine gothic architecture, is a quick two hour plane journey from London
Montezuma's Revenge in Reverse
John M. Edwards
An American backpacker discovers the main dangers of budget travel abroad are our fellow dirtbag backpackers in the town of Montezuma, “Rich Coast” (Costa Rica).