Sunday, June 7, 2020

The Worst Hostel in Slovakia

I bought a train ticket in Budapest, and by mid-afternoon was in western Slovakia. My luck finding decent (read cheap) accommodation hadn’t been great...

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...

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...

A lot can Change in a Decade: China

I first visited China with my future wife and some dear friends, for the Chinese New Year of 2007. It was an exotic and...

Airbus A380… Everyone’s a Comedian

Recently I caught an Airbus A-380. It's a rather large airplane, which carts about the population of an Australian inland city. Funnily enough, it's...

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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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It may not shock to hear that life in the Middle east is a touch different to that in the west. We all know...

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