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Flogging Molly

We found out yesterday that Flogging Molly would be playing a show in Ljubljana tonight. The show wasn’t sold out, but in my usual fashion, I figured I’d…

Burmese Budget

Arriving in Burma was a little shocking. It wasn’t the culture shock that you might expect since we had both travelled in many developing countries and already witnessed…

Making Good Time

I can tell it’s going to be a hot day. It’s early still, but there’s not a cloud in the sky and already it’s nearly 28°C. As I’m…

Safety First

If you’ve never travelled in Central America, you’re missing out on some shocking design oversights. One of my favorites is the self-heating showerhead. The clever person who thought…

A Night on the Hook

A friend and I were recently on a sailing trip in the Gulf Islands. She had no previous experience sailing, but we had been out on this trip…

Russ on a Bus

I left San Cristobal de las Casas early in the morning, in order to get as far into Guatemala as possible, with the hopes of eventually making my…

Speed Bumps

What is it with Mexico and speed bumps? They love speed bumps here. Every single road in the country is plagued with hundreds of speed bumps. These aren’t…

Being Scammed in Naples

First, some history… I knew when I came to Naples that it was the scam capital of Italy. I had read online before I came, about people who…

Kissing in the Park

For those of you who have traveled to Latin America, you know that a visit to the Plaza del Centro, or any other public park, is a great…

Coach vs. First Class

Here are 5 reasons why you should upgrade to a first class seat when taking the bus in a third world country. 1. It’s not really that much…

Awake

Jen and I were on the bus last night from Puerto Iguazú to Resinstencia. The trip was ten hours long, but the bus is a top quality modern…

Barrios in Buenos Aires

Jen and I were out on the town today! First, we walked around the neighborhood of Palermo, where our hotel is. We found this group of old Argentine…

Fast Food Nation

I’m reading the book “Fast Food Nation”, and have some interesting observations on the subject from my perspective here in Honduras. This book is not entirely about the…

Hurricane Food

Okay, Hurricane Dean is on it’s way. I have purchased some hurricane food which consists of: 2 giant Snickers bars 6 peanut butter granola bars 4 big bottles…

Sausage Foot

It all started with a small mosquito bite on the top of my right foot. It was about two weeks old, and not really itchy any more, but…

Tikal

I visited the ruins of Tikal today. I chose to do a “Sunrise Tour” which gives you exclusive access to the park before it officially opens to the…

Semuc Champey and Kan-Bá

By recommendation of other travellers, I ended up in Semuc Champey, a small national park in central Guatemala. There are large natural pools of clear and warm water…

Lightshow

I went on a night visit to Volcán Pacaya, an active volcano outside of Guatemala City. The night tour is popular because of the great views of the…