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Spending in Saigon like it'll save my life.

VIETNAM | Sunday, 5 Dec 2010 | By homeless_harry | Views [1449] | Comments [2]

Yeah, I brought an expired credit card with me overseas. No worries for the naïve. Move money around like its millions and I can spend dollars like they're Vietnamese Dong. It's good karma keeping the economy going. Before long though, ... Read more >

Tags: friends, shopping, sight seeing


Easter Island

CHILE | Tuesday, 9 May 2006 | By stowaway | Views [6197] | Comments [12]

Well if you can land the space shuttle on the runway here, it must have pretty good brakes! Running from one side of the narrowest part of the almost triangular Easter island, the airport is wedged between 2 volcanoes at its sides and the sea at each ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, chile, easter island, moai, motorscooter, rano kau, rapa nui, space shuttle, stowaway, volcanoes


Easter Island

CHILE | Tuesday, 9 May 2006 | By stowaway | Views [6197] | Comments [12]

Well if you can land the space shuttle on the runway here, it must have pretty good brakes! Running from one side of the narrowest part of the almost triangular Easter island, the airport is wedged between 2 volcanoes at its sides and the sea at each ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, chile, easter island, moai, motorscooter, rano kau, rapa nui, space shuttle, stowaway, volcanoes


The End: A Time For Reckoning

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | By all_powered_up | Views [1804] | Comments [8]

No toilet too dirty, no room too squalid, no food too weird and no insect too big...even when it's in my food.  What an amazing diversity of landscapes - mountains stretching into the clouds, castaway island beaches, crystal clear blue seas, humid overgrown ... Read more >

Tags: conclusions?


my dark angel - day two (again--read day one first--they go together)

USA | Sunday, 3 Jun 2007 | By incessantly_insatiable | Views [963] | Comments [1]

last night after the perfection of the eiffel had ended--and we had taken our separate subways back to our individual places, he text messaged me and asked what i was doing the next day. i was going to versailles. i wanted to go alone, but i invited ... Read more >

Tags: People


What better way to spend a wet day in Paris than with 1 million dead?

FRANCE | Monday, 26 Jun 2006 | By simon_monk | Views [4827] | Comments [4]

I'm so over Paris. Seriously. Sunday, it's pissing down, and everywhere is shut. So much so that it was even impossible to buy a bloody umbrella. Have they heard of initiative in France? Is it that I am still trying to kick this flu? Is it that ... Read more >

Tags: age, change, culture, dead, death, history, mood, philosophy of travel, reflection


In search of the lost tomb of Tutankhelvis

EGYPT | Sunday, 2 Dec 2001 | By stowaway | Views [4451] | Comments [8]

Meanwhile, back in Aswan, Batman prepares to escape from the clutches of the dreaded tourist police jokers by leaping onto the BatBoat... Well, perhaps it wasn't quite the Batboat, but we did sail a Felucca (small single-masted sailboat) down the ... Read more >

Tags: aswan, cairo, egypt, felucca, nile, on the road, pyramids, sphinx, tomb, tutankhelvis


a sacred ego stomping

CHINA | Friday, 3 Mar 2006 | By solbeam | Views [1871]

I’m in the mood for a story. And this one is particularly good, because it *literally* stomps on any pride I’ve ever held in assuming myself a culturally sensitive individual. But having recognized that my heaviest burden is ego itself, I’ve come to ... Read more >

Tags: laughter, tibet


From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

LAOS | Saturday, 5 Mar 2005 | By crustyadventures | Views [3233] | Comments [2]

Relax, then laugh. Relax some more and laugh again. So goes an afternoon of tubing down the river in Vang Vieng (Laos) At the end of the dry season, the Nam Song river runs pretty slow – sometimes imperceptibly drifting around long ... Read more >

Tags: laughter


Back in the USA...

USA | Saturday, 22 Mar 2008 | By justine | Views [1027] | Comments [3]

As TS Eliot put it, “And the end of all our exploring/Will be to arrive where we started/And know the place for the first time.” Now that I'm back, I find myself in that place of culture shock where the world feels like it's upside down and I'm on ... Read more >

Tags: coming home, culture shock, observations, usa


From deck chair detonation to Dantes' dead bum express.

LAOS | Thursday, 22 Feb 2007 | By homeless_harry | Views [1686] | Comments [1]

Oh beautiful Vang Vieng! How sorry I was to leave your warm hazy embrace. Again you have become the highlight of the holiday and forced me to declare it to be the best place in South East Asia. And to have to leave you after one short week. Can my memory ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Rod Stewart is to Easter Island as Tom Jones is to El Conti.

CHILE | Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | By homersmuse | Views [2633] | Comments [1]

My week long trip to Easter Island began with the appropriate apparel: adventure clothes. You know...extra-heavy-duty-gortex hiking boots, fannypacks, cowboy hats, and camoufloge bandanas, all of which feature super-duper-quick-dry technology. My travel ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, chile, easter island, tom jones


new york 1 (continued)

USA | Thursday, 14 Jun 2007 | By incessantly_insatiable | Views [958] | Comments [3]

  it felt like what i had imagined new york to be like--only a little less--like when a movie gets hyped up for a month or two before opening and then when you see it, you feel like the trailer was better. i´m not saying i didnt like it--im just saying ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Satans summer range of swim wear.

CAMBODIA | Tuesday, 20 Mar 2007 | By homeless_harry | Views [24312] | Comments [4]

Sihanoukville has been exposed! No other place has seen such an astronomical increase in everything undesirable, and I aim to expose as much as has been exposed to me. Exposed as naive were my claims that Sihanoukville would enjoy controlled and responsible ... Read more >

Tags: sightseeing


Town & Country

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 18 Mar 2007 | By wanderyears | Views [1328] | Comments [5] | Video

I had a bit of a thing about driving over Sydney Harbour Bridge, but neither of us particularly wanted to pay a toll coming back; so that pretty much decided our route out of the city. We’d go north. Today was to be a settling in day; not too much ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, on the road


unasked answered

INDIA | Monday, 18 Dec 2006 | By solbeam | Views [1965]

This week, on the streets of Pondicherry, I was blessed by an elephant. And she raised her trunk to deliver, upon my forehead, a sacred thump, a story that I always felt compelled to compose, but never found the time to type, came back to ... Read more >

Tags: animals, elephant


Ask the Leyland Brothers!

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 21 Jul 2003 | By stowaway | Views [8122] | Comments [16]

G'day viewers, Mike & Mal Leyland here. We were hoping to be going travelling around our big beaut country of ours with our home movie camera and showing you, the people at home, just what it's like - so you don't actually have to go there yourself ... Read more >

Tags: bath, cheddar, cheese, england, grommit, leyland brothers, mike and mal, oxford, stonehenge, woodhenge


Arthurian Tales

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 26 Mar 2006 | By stowaway | Views [3425] | Comments [2]

So here I am, driving a tiny little gold-coloured hired Fiat Punto down south down the west coast of England... The Cornish coastline is really nice, so I took all the small back roads to follow the coastline down south towards Lands end. The roads ... Read more >

Tags: cornwall, dodgy brothers, england, king arthur, merlin, on the road, round table, tintagel, tree tunnel


The final a-salt

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 3 Apr 2007 | By wanderyears | Views [2283] | Comments [2] | Video

NEW MOVIE! Took a wee while to get uploaded, but here it is! “With a full tank of gas, water replenished and good information obtained, we headed up the Madigan track with the aim of reaching the Muloorina waterhole. A sleep there ... Read more >

Tags: ambassador van, misadventures