Western Crepes For Breakfast At Bangkok? Seriously?

Western Crepes For Breakfast At Bangkok? Seriously?

When it comes to Bangkok, western cuisine such as crepes might not be the first thing that comes to your mind. But having taken Thai food for the past few days, I craved for something different. A quick browse through the internet revealed lots of positive feedbacks and coverages on Crepes and Co so I decided to … Continued

The Demise of Machu Picchu

  1) The Intihuatana – Notice the crack in the upper post from the Peruvian beer commercial film shoot a few years ago: Photo by Shawn Herring The first time I visited the famous “lost city” in 1978 my travel companions and I disembarked from a local train at a one-room rail depot in a … Continued

The 1972 Managua Earthquake: A City Destroyed

  In 1972 an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck Nicaragua and destroyed its capital city, Managua.  The events following this devastating natural disaster contributed greatly to the Sandinista Revolution a few years later.  I visited Nicaragua at the beginning of the civil war.  My first inkling of trouble occurred at the border, where … Continued

A Night on the Afghani Border

I traveled by Ford Econoline van from Athens to Kabul in 1976.  In total I spent 7 weeks in Afghanistan after arriving in the capital city, traveling by public bus, hitchhiking, and by arranging rides with truckers.  I did some trekking and travel by horseback, too. When my travel companions and I checked out of … Continued

Ethiopia: Harar in Chaos

  Harar street scene: Photo by Jack McGory The hyenas circled the perimeter of the alley, audibly gnashing their teeth and giving voice to low, guttural growls.  Their feet padded softly on the dirt, but the animals’ smell overwhelmed even the fetid stink from the narrow alleyway, where night soil from an open sewage canal … Continued

Jamaica: Reggae Nation

Think rum, reggae beats and full on sunshine–welcome to a holiday in Jamaica! Sitting firmly in the Caribbean, this is the perfect destination for a chilled-out holiday to remember. Brimming with top-class all-inclusive hotels, this is a break that you may think costs the earth, but in reality, it’s more affordable than you realise. Flights … Continued

Gambia: Life in an African Compound

In late 1979 I arrived in the West African country of Gambia, broke as the day is long.  Having a poor understanding of the country’s infrastructure, I assumed that having money wired  from abroad would be a relatively easy task and was not overly concerned. I was misinformed. I had come to this sliver of … Continued

Get Out of the City and into the Swamp

So often when people travel for short trips to a specific city, it is the city they tend to explore and nothing more.  They pull out their city maps, with all the hot spots highlighted and listed alphabetically, and plan walking or bus routes to see what they can see.  And there’s nothing wrong with … Continued

Yemen: Arabia Felix vel Infortunatus

The area known today as Yemen was named by the Romans as Arabia Felix, a moniker that holds less truth in the current age. Before 1972, Yemen, then split between the old British protectorate to the south and the feudal country of North Yemen, was closed to outsiders.  The north opened suddenly, and with that … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel