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Dec 25th 2012 3:57PM A well woven "tail" (sic) of a side of life that caters to an apparently wide, appreciative audience. Visually descriptive, this well balanced article points out the "ins and outs", shall we say, of business as business. Non-judgmental in its form, the article raises questions about where one stands on this "pressing" [of the flesh], marketable livelihood. It subtly & cleverly offers up a veritable cornucopia of "human desires", from microbrews to tacos to meat of the fleshy/flashy kind.
Nov 13th 2012 12:44AM Sometimes the best places to visit are right in your own backyard! I've gotta say that you're one travel writer who 'dives in' when it comes to exploring lesser known points of interest, far off the beaten path. Just because it's remote doesn't mean that it can't be 'conquered.' Chalk up another one in the playbook of adventure travel!
Nov 12th 2012 2:04PM Wow, you covered so much in this article--so multi-layered and informative! I share your 'dilemma.' Around every corner is a story to be unearthed in one's wanderings. The important thing is, did you come away with at least one new tidbit of info or one lasting experience to add to your storehouse of traveling knowledge?
Oct 26th 2012 4:40PM Not more than a week ago, I visited the small village in southern Italy in Calabria where my paternal ancestors came from. High up in the mountains, I felt a deep connection, as mountains have always called to me. It's as if it's wired into my DNA. There is only one family in the town that shares our last name, and through genealogy records, we are 99.9% sure they are distant cousins. Just walking the street where my ancestors lived was a very humbling experience, thinking about the lives they lived, and the hardships that would cause them to leave their beloved home behind to relocate to a "strange new land."
Sep 8th 2012 11:55AM Another rollicking misadventure in the life of this vagabond! I love that travel for you goes beyond the boundaries of monuments and must-see's & do's. Quite literally, this latest adventure of yours, off "the very beat-en/-up track", was smokin' hot! Quick thinking takes you far, especially when traveling.
Travail, l'homme bon jeune!
Sep 1st 2012 10:27PM The thirst WILL be slaked through sheer ingenuity!! The creative thought process was engaged; the end result was nothing short of ingenious! And how well did you ride the next waves you (caught?) after your aqua beerfest?? You really know how to live! Just stay out of the way of the serious surfers--for both of yours sake!!
Jul 13th 2012 10:38PM This story had me in stitches! Me thinks sometimes the hot sun & odd, unknown ingredients in the cuisine du jour of wherever your travels might land you for that day, gets to your brain, causing it to churn out the stuff of 'paranoid spy novels.' The comment about your being weird at the end clearly shows how two people can view the same situation through a different 'lens.' Excellent "counter intelligence" work in negotiating your price!
Jun 18th 2012 10:39PM Only you, Kyle...only you...inebriated ostrich, eh? Where do you come up with these similes???
Apr 10th 2012 1:12AM Sorry about the typos. I didn't have my glasses on when I wrote it. I'm more than a little embarrassed to be submitting a comment on a blog in which there are typos--not real cool!
Apr 9th 2012 8:37PM OMG, this is HILARIOUS!! Choice phraseology, coupled with gastointestinal eruptions of the death-to-the-olfactory sense kind, only to be topped off with mamallian mischief of the quirkiest kind, had me howling! The very best stories can be birthed in the very 'worst' of situations. Intrepid travel readers NEED to be regaled with a story of adventure like this, if for no other reason than to let them know that a deep sleep can be found even amidst the most ragtag
'accommodations' and uncomfortable situations. THIS article truly depicts the epitome of REAL travel! As for the quasi-abbatoir--not even close--I can just picture the watchdogs at the U.S. govenmental agency that oversees blood-letting in the most sterile of conditions cringing in horror at what was taking place right outside your dilapidated tent. Now that's something to howl about, in a totally different way!!