Philosophy
 
 
 
Inspiration
 
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Deadly Illness-1
Deadly Illness-1

Getting a Deadly Illness & Other Buttfuckery

“Our father, who art in heaven, Stay there. And we shall stay here on earth, Which is sometimes so pretty.” -Jacques Prévert *********************************** Until recently I was scheduled to die in 2074, sometime in early M...
 
Backpackology 101
 
halong cover
halong cover
halong cover

“Are You a Tourist or a Traveler?”

“I’m just glad to be off that fookin’ island!” shouted Jon in his Irish brogue, slamming down his beer. “But you were only there for a day,” I smirked. “I don’t get it. Everyone else loves Cat Ba.” “That’s because they’re a bun...
 
Adventure
 
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Cages-1
Cages-1

The Turtle & The Whore: A Downward Spiral into Bangkok’s Red-light Underworld

DISCLAIMER: While the following events, places, and conversations have been depicted as loyally as possible, I’ve taken artistic liberty in distorting the debauched individuals involved, to protect both their identities and the...

 
Backpackology 101
 
My Guidebook Says-1
My Guidebook Says-1
My Guidebook Says-1

My Guidebook Says You’re a Twit (But Good For You)

It was in my Kyoto hostel’s kitchen, whilst I finished my breakfast, innocently leafing through my guidebook, that the instigator first addressed me. “So you’re one of those, huh?” I glanced up to find a befreckeled, pear-shape...
 
Backpackology 101
 
Emm2
Emm2
Emm2

Guest Blogger Emily Chappell: Woman On The Road

Today I’m going to introduce you to one of the most fearless adventurers I have ever met, but first I need to give you an exciting post-Kickstarter update! NOW THAT I’VE TAKEN EVERYONE’S MONEY, I HAVE FLOWN HOME TO AMERIC...
 
China
 
Radiation Run-1
Radiation Run-1
Radiation Run-1

A Dream Deferred: The End of Backpackology?

When I finally penned my response to Men’s Journal (at three in the morning) (over one week late), I was sitting amongst cockroaches on my hotel room floor, stripped down to my underwear, high as a rocket ship on mysterious Chi...

 
Inspiration
 
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Flipside-1
Flipside-1

Guest Blogger Viktor Wallström: Flipside Pilgrimage

This guest post is special because, generally speaking, I’m quite apathetic towards inspirational YouTube videos. I’m always the one sitting there, watching my friends going misty eyed over a particular clip, asking myself, “Wh...
 
Adventures in Backpackistan!
 
Jiankou Wall-1 copy
Jiankou Wall-1 copy
Jiankou Wall-1 copy

Guilty as Charged

If Purgatory exists, I imagine it looks something like the Concord District Courthouse’s waiting room: a torturous realm of eternal, soul-sucking silence; overly air-conditioned, reeking of floor cleaner, lined with wooden benc...
 
Adventure
 
Rukn i Alam-1
Rukn i Alam-1
Rukn i Alam-1

Flirting with Afghanistan: The Smugglers’ Bazaar

It was a dangerous idea to try to go to Peshawar, but its Siren’s call promised romance, intrigue, and adventure: a legendary Silk Road city of traders, warriors, and poets, a place where a hairy Pashtun might offer you four ca...

 
Culture
 
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Pashtunwali-3
Pashtunwali-3

The Way of the Pashtunwali

For this week’s special Photo Travelogue, there won’t be any happy postcards. Nor will I be striking wacky, douchebag poses in front of historical buildings. Nor will you see the usual cheery colors and smiling kiddies from the...