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Ignoring the Touts in Chiang Khong, Thailand

Ignoring the Touts in Chiang Khong, Thailand

Sat underneath a fish market table in Chiang Khong as the sun rose over the Mekong, an ancient weathered Thai man dressed all in white began his early Thai-Chi routine with such grace and peace that one could almost have forgotten the dramatic, and relatively scary, events of the night that led into such a(…)

7 Reasons Why Travelers Suck. (Either #4 or # 7 will offend you.)

7 Reasons Why Travelers Suck. (Either #4 or # 7 will offend you.)

When I say that… Travelers are mostly vapid, gutless and intoxicated. It’s my cognitive dissonance remarking on the differences between the noble philosophies travelers claim and what I’ve actually observed. Maybe I’m a little bitter because I was sold this romantic image of travelers as introspective, conscious, philosophical, adventurers and cultural novelty junkies when in actuality they(…)

Cheltenham: The City of Festivals

Cheltenham: The City of Festivals

Anyone who’s thought about traveling across Europe, or even just thought about visiting a different city has most likely overlooked Cheltenham. Many of you are undoubtedly scratching your noggins wondering where Cheltenham could possibly be. It’s about 95 miles West by northwest of London, through Oxford, giving it a proper location for tourists coming in(…)