Touring San Pedro Prison in La Paz is to enter a brutal, surreal circus - where inmates run the system and drugs and violence are rife, yet prisoners' families also live inside the walls!
Luxor can be painful beyond the ancient beauty - scammers, hawkers, gigolos and inflated prices. But it doesn't have to ruin your trip - try these tips!
Whirlwind love craziness amid the ancient Sun + Moon Pyramids of Teotihuacan in Mexico.
Musings at the end of an epic overland trip across Asia and Africa; broke and confused. But mostly, about how awful hostel dorms can be for a light sleeper.
Part #2 of story heading into outer Indonesia to Papua in search of my GF -Erica's, long lost father that she hadn't seen for 30 years.
First impressions of traveling in Tehran - Iran, in 1990. Racing across the city in a taxi amid chaotic streets that seemed asking for accidents every minute.
Fake police travel scam in Nairobi, Kenya. But were they fake police or corrupt cops? Read this crazy story and decide for yourself.
Some days on the road travel takes a nauseous turn. My rant about dumb tourists and mass tourism in Cusco, Peru in 2002.
I'm drugged, abducted, robbed and dumped unconscious in the Siberian countryside. WTF! My crazy story and advice about how to avoid this dangerous travel scam.
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In Cambodia, eating pork fried rice proves hazardous - rushing me to an urgent dental visit. But then the disaster really begins as I get more than I hoped for!
Traveling to a small town in Saddam's Iraq seemed a quiet and friendly experience - until a children's parade marched down the main street and trouble found me.