Friday, May 29, 2020

The World’s Most Dangerous Party? (Part 1)

It has been described as the world’s most unlikely, most remote and most dangerous party town in the world. Vang Vieng, in the landlocked...

$10,000 Worth of Beer to Fix a $700 Car (Pt 2)

…Continued from Part 1 I decided to go for a walk down the road to find help. “Are you fucking mad?” said my girlfriend, quite sensibly. She...

Serbia: Saints and Sljivovica

The Serbs seem to have an awful lot of Saints. The nation doesn't seem overtly religious as a whole (though it does have a...

Venice: It has Canals

1,600 years ago a bunch of people fled their homes in what is now northern Italy. They were escaping social and political turmoil surrounding...

The Angry Bulgarian Bus Driver

“Oh my god, it’s him!” Aleks cried. She was jumping up and down and giggling like a schoolgirl. I had heard stories about the man...

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