Touring San Pedro Prison in La Paz is to enter a brutal, surreal circus - where prisoners run the complex and violence is rife, yet families also live inside.
Entering a small town in Saddam's Iraq seemed a quiet and friendly experience - until a children's parade proceeded down the mainstreet.
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.
SUBSCRIBER ONLY POST. Yemen is fascinating! Get my take on the history + culture of Yemen.
What can I say: it was a bus trip that nearly topped all bad bus journeys ...
SUBSCRIBER ONLY POST. Crazy travel story about love and tequila 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.
Some days on the road travel takes a nauseous turn. My rant about dumb tourists and mass tourism in Cusco, Peru in 2002.