Friday, July 20, 2018

Ah, to be Different

I’m sure everybody has wished at times that they had a camera handy. Actually, these days I’m probably one of the few who wishes...

An Underrated Getaway

Stepping out of the airport into the steamy tropical heat, you may well be greeted by a very friendly man who, before you even...

Gyeonggi English Village – Day 37

The children’s music blared as always from the as yet un-vandalised loud speakers that lined the pathway down the hill. I sipped my coffee...

Poet, Healer, Convicted of Genocide. The Bizarre Lives of Radovan Karadzic

I stumbled into the city centre and found a hotel room immediately. Belgrade was humming with summer activity but not exactly overrun with tourists,...

The Traveling part of Traveling (One day in the Balkans)

A small explosion woke me up and everyone was ordered off the bus. Ah, fuck. All I wanted was sleep, but I’d been woken...

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