I think I might possibly get in a small bit of trouble with Wiley. I’ve been good about not talking about how fortunate I am with my current residence situation in Grenada, at least regarding his company’s name, since I don’t want to get him in any trouble. When I […]
I was having a conversation recently about the best concerts we had seen. And I recalled this was an occasional subject of conversation while traveling — along with “what was your first concert?” And that can lead to some interesting and amusing answers. Though I might edit this list if […]
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.
I can’t wait to go back. Mongolia is a beautiful country, which I only got to mostly witness from the train windows. The people are friendly and given better weather, there is a ton of stuff I want to do here.
But as it relates to my trip, I felt somewhat like the anti-Theroux. He primarily travels by train. So far on this trip, I have been almost exclusively a bus person. Those are two entirely separate worlds.
A couple interesting things about Columbia in this regard: (1) supposedly the highest per capita rate of plastic surgery of any country in the world – though Venezuela also claims that distinction, (2) I saw a lot of prostitutes in Panama as well and almost all of them were Columbian, according to the locals I was hanging with, and (3) apparently there is much less societal stigma about prostitution here – according to Scott, a good number of the prostitutes are just university students who do it occasionally for a little side money.