The freedom, the beauty and the irony of van-traveling the mountains of Yunnan in China as the world stays locked-down with the coronavirus. But there's still a few issues ...
TRAVEL MISADVENTURES & EVERYDAY MADNESS
Traveling to the open-pit diamond mines of northern Sierra Leone, once land of civil war, brutal warlords, and "Blood Diamonds".
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.
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.
Yemen is a fascinating country - no doubt. Get my crazy take on the travel experience and culture of Yemen from 2005.
Entering a small town in Saddam's Iraq seemed a quiet and friendly experience - until a children's parade proceeded down the mainstreet.
Last night I dreamed a disturbing dream. And that dream seemed real the next morning walking the streets of Kontum in Vietnam.
From van-camping over a lake and mountain panorama in Yunnan, to being sent to a quarantine area during the Coronavirus outbreak in China.
What can I say: it was a bus trip that nearly topped all bad bus journeys ...
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.
Surreal artwork based on my experience of being caught amid a riot in East Jerusalem during the first Palestinian Intifada in 1989.
Touring San Pedro Prison in La Paz is to enter a brutal, surreal circus. My experience from 2002, before it became infamous.
Travel scams: How to avoid being drugged and robbed while drinking with strangers. My crazy story of being drugged, abducted, robbed, and ditched in Siberia.
A dental disaster when a broken tooth became a root canal and then a torturous extraction and a drugged high.
The rock-hewn churches of Lalibela remain one the world's least-recognized man-made wonders, yet in Medieval times they were known as “The Jerusalem of Ethiopia”.