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The Bus Ride from Actual Hell

COLOMBIA | Thu, 8 Jan 2015 | By peacepigs | Views [186]

Let me tell you about the bus ride from Hell. And this bus ride doesn't even hold a friggin candle (time-wise, anyway) to the one I'll need to take in a few weeks from Guayaquil, Ecuador to Lima, Peru which is for 28 HOURS.   This bus ride ... Read more >

Tags: bus rides, death

Death and the bionic asshole

SERBIA | Wed, 28 May 2014 | By thelonelyserb | Views [1002]

I needed to get my computer fixed, so I called a phone number I found taped onto the window of a bus stop in New Belgrade. The man on the had a heavy Serbian accent, which if you are not familar with, sunds similar to a Russian accent.  On the ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, computers, death, europe, humor, life, moving, roadtrip, transportation, tv


INDIA | Fri, 27 Jul 2012 | By bonnie | Views [767]

As previously mentioned, this is a tale of a missing notebook and a dodgy Indian photo processing shop, from here on in memory has to take over. But where to begin in a world of small children, wound stitching, overwhelming hospitality, solar maintenance ... Read more >

Tags: death, india, khati, solar home lighting, uttarakhand

Faces in the Crowd

PHILIPPINES | Sun, 13 May 2012 | By micah | Views [425] | Comments [1]

Today I walked to the spot where barely a week ago someone lobbed a grenade in the way of a busy intersection in my home city. As I came up the street I noticed people slowing down and stopping by a particular electric post with eyes heavy and heads ... Read more >

Tags: death, grenade, iligan, mindanao, violence

Photos: Cementerio de Mezquitán

MEXICO | Wed, 25 Apr 2012 | By acrossourworld | Photo Gallery

Since 1896, this cemetery is one of the oldest in Guadalajara, Mexico. Still in service. Is now sectioned into two, there's a street that goes right through the middle; so when you drive or walk through you are basically walking over dead people. They ... Read more >
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Tags: cemetery, dead people, death, graves, guadalajara, haunted, mexico, mezquitan, tomb

Insurance for independent & adventurous travelers in the next life

WORLDWIDE | Fri, 1 Apr 2011 | By nomads-news | Views [11020]

Death - life’s most arduous journey, why not make it a little easier with the peace of mind of Afterlife Travel Insurance? After a life of adventure and worldwide travel, why not make sure you’re covered when you cross-over. With WorldNomads.com AFTERLIFE ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, april fools, benefits, claims, coverage, death, emergency, life, travel, travel insurance

My Travel Writing Scholarship 2011 entry - Journey in an Unknown Culture

WORLDWIDE | Fri, 25 Mar 2011 | By imperfectrhyme | Views [710] | Scholarship Entry

Insight in Incense I never knew well the deceased Taiwanese poet, whose framed portrait is propped high in a mammoth-sized diadem of tropical flowers—the pale purples, pinks, and whites contrasting with the traditional reds and lustrous golds of the ... Read more >

Tags: #2011writing, buddhist temple, death, funeral, funeral customs, mausoleum, taiwan, travel writing scholarship 2011

Village life and death...

INDIA | Fri, 7 Jan 2011 | By bonnie | Views [646]

There is always a long delay in getting journal entries onto this blog site. We live in the Himalayas without any electricity in a region that has traditionally been bypassed by the Indian Government. Therefore our access to the internet is limited to ... Read more >

Tags: death, himalayas, indian road statistics, solar journey

My Video scholarship 2010 entry: Dying currents

COLOMBIA | Fri, 30 Jul 2010 | By deep | Views [1758] | Video | Scholarship Entry

This documentary experience about the Medellin River has been very difficult for me. Initially you think these are just stories from the locals. But hearing them personally has had a greater impact knowing that this is still happening here. I was ... Read more >

Tags: 2010 travel video scholarship, chemical, currents, death, garbage, medellin, misery, rio, river, workers

Outrageously scenic

INDONESIA | Thu, 11 Jan 2007 | By simon_monk | Views [4485]

The day starts with a flash of blue slicing past the coconut palms outside our veranda that overhangs the stream. A distinct ccreeeee-ccreee of the Balinese kingfisher heralds its presence each morning but we only catch glimpses of blue, orange and ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, bali, ceremony, culture, death, family, festival

What better way to spend a wet day in Paris than with 1 million dead?

FRANCE | Mon, 26 Jun 2006 | By simon_monk | Views [5392] | Comments [4]

I'm so over Paris. Seriously. Sunday, it's pissing down, and everywhere is shut. So much so that it was even impossible to buy a bloody umbrella. Have they heard of initiative in France? Is it that I am still trying to kick this flu? Is it that ... Read more >

Tags: age, change, culture, dead, death, history, mood, philosophy of travel, reflection

The philosphy of life ...

CHINA | Sat, 11 Mar 2006 | By simon_monk | Views [7511] | Comments [3]

Do you ever wonder how fragile our lives are and how they can turn on a dime? I mean really wonder? In 1918 one of my Grandfathers was fighting in WWI and leading a group of young men in the trenches in France (I think). A mortar round landed ... Read more >

Tags: 1989, anarchy, chengdu, danger, death, grenade, life, near miss, philosophy of travel, tiananmen square

Dust to dust

SOUTH KOREA | Sun, 21 May 2000 | By simon_monk | Views [1696]

Yuki's father turned up with Grandmother in a beautifully wrapped box casually tucked under one arm. We had all flew down south to some military airport near Pusan for the funeral the next day, and startedby visiting Grandmothers original village ... Read more >

Tags: celebrations, ceremony, culture, culture, death, funeral, impermanent, people, tradition

The most dangerous road in the world

BOLIVIA | Fri, 19 Feb 1999 | By simon_monk | Views [17462] | Comments [4]

The browns, oranges and reds of la Paz are swiftly replaced by lush greens as the road to the Amazon drops off the side of the Andes, descending over 3km in about two hours. Squeezed between sheer walls of rock, dripping with moss and fern, and ... Read more >

Tags: altitude, amazon, bus, danger, death, insane, la paz, misadventures, rainforest, truck

Life & death in Chichicastenango

GUATEMALA | Thu, 26 Nov 1998 | By simon_monk | Views [3362]

The peaks of the volcanos, cloaked in cloud and on fire from the dawn sun, glide past the windows of our plane. In my imaginations I had painted a land of jungle not volcanos large enough to greet you as you arrive by plane. Being thrown back into ... Read more >

Tags: children, clouds, culture, death, mortality, philosophy of travel, volcano


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