“There is nothing like an Asian street market to remind me why I’m a vegetarian,” my wife once said as we walked through a local market full of pig heads, assorted organs, squirming fish, and skinned chickens. The pungent smell of animal flesh filled our […]
I wasn’t looking for a new favorite country.
When I travel to “scary” third-world countries, my parents worry. They envision me kidnapped by Jihadists, murdered by drug lords or held captive by a rogue government and forced to pay a ransom for my release.
The 12 Times (That I know of) That I’ve been Severely Ripped-Off, Robbed, Nearly Murdered or Kidnapped while Traveling
1. The time I was pick-pocketed in the Roman metro I was packed into a crowded carriage on the Roman metro during rush hour, and as the train pulled into a stop, a young gypsy girl – maybe 16-years-old – pulled up her shirt, flashed […]
Fort Fatigue / fohrt fəˈtēg / (n) Extreme tiredness associated with touring multiple forts, palaces and temples in a short period of time, usually accompanied by crankiness and a desire to drink Kingfisher Beer.
The Jain temple at Ranakpur, located 60 miles north of Udaipur in rural Rajasthan, is one of the most spectacular sights in India.
I am a budget traveler, a backpacker. I can be described as cheap, but I prefer the term frugal.
I SURVIVED! It took a lot of self-medication (booze) and deep breathing exercises, but I survived my family Disney Cruise vacation and kept my sanity. At least I think I did. Perhaps I will start to show signs of PTSD or start having nightmares about […]
India is incredible, as the tourism slogan says. I recently spent 64 days traveling around the massive country, from Delhi to Varanasi to Mumbai to Kerala. I had my mind blown on several occasions by the ancient sites, the chaos, the great food, and the […]