I like odd things. Oddities are one of the big reason I love travel as much as I do. Strange food. Unusual places. Different cultures. Things that work differently than back home. Things that don’t work at all. New sports to enjoy. It is, for the most part, the differences […]
How the rest of the world tends to see the United States.
“Vehicle boot (trunk) parties are not permitted on the grounds. Neither are naked parties.” “You may be prohibited entry if you are mashed, smashed or generally off your face on alcohol or illicit drugs.” (I like the ‘may’ part of that, in addition to the language).
I have written before about some of the joys of traveling overland and avoiding planes. There are some downsides, for sure, but being able to feel the miles go by and see some of the things you see out the window of a bus, car or train (instead of the world literally flying by at 20,000 feet) is something that I really cherish about this particular trip.
I randomly stumbled — random good stumbling has been a hallmark of my trip — into an unexpected pleasure last weekend in Wellington, New Zealand. It was the weekend of the annual Wellington Sevens Rugby Tournament. During the trip, I’ve had the chance to watch some rugby on television with […]
I love wine. I am pretty sure that I have written here on this blog at some point that I’m quite likely going to be the guy at the A.A. meeting in the future that stands up and says, “My name is Mike and I’m an alcoholic. But I’m just […]
It is amazing how much range he can get out of this traditional Mongolian instrument, a horse fiddle. It has only two strings. A two stringed bass guitar type thing. Amazing. And the additional sounds he gets from his “throat music” makes this incredible.
try not to laugh — I dare ya. Warning sign posted at one of the temples in Thailand