Sunday, September 23, 2018

A holiday in Iran

The world is a scary place. That's what I keep hearing anyway, and right now, the omnipresent threat to my personal safety, freedom, employment,...

A Quarter-Mile of Crazy: Khao San Road, Bangkok

Directly outside my hotel are two dance clubs, facing each other. The street between them is the dance floor and nobody seems to mind...

The World’s Smallest Town: A few Beers in Betoota, Outback Australia

Central Australia is the home of the road train. The world’s largest and heaviest road-legal vehicles, many exceed 50 metres (165 ft) long and...

A Week in a Tokyo Capsule Hotel

Japan (as far as I know) invented the capsule hotel. Nobody else would, or could. These are places where a wandering non-gazillionaire or random...

Fun in Finland (shhh… everyone is sleeping)

Finland is a quiet, peaceful country in Northern Europe that used to make indestructible mobile phones. The capital city, Helsinki boasts population of around...

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A holiday in Iran

The world is a scary place. That's what I keep hearing anyway, and right now, the omnipresent threat to my personal safety, freedom, employment,...

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A young Korean friend asked for a little help with a short essay he had written for his university English class. We chatted over...

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By this title I don't mean of course to speak of people who decided for whatever reason to go on a killing spree but...

I had a White People Problem in Africa

I finally stepped out of the airport, breathed the fresh air and looked up at big, blue African skies. Three seconds later I lowered my gaze and...

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