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Laos

Laos

I arrived in Laos and Laos didn’t even know it. In fact, I was in Laos for about an hour, had lunch and a beer before I decided I should get a visa. I hopped in the car and started asking around: Where do I get my passport stamped? I had entered Laos by barge. Mekong...
Malaysia and Thailand

Malaysia and Thailand

– Updates – The humblest of my apologies for the wait. I’ve been quite busy lately. No wait – that’s not the word. Lazy. Yeah, that’s it. Also, the computer goblins absconded with a nearly complete version of this at one point, so consider my...
India

India

Some Numbers Days in India: 61 Distance driven: ~3,000 kilometers Number of times I had to veer to avoid an elephant: 1 Shocks Replaced: 4 Sensors broken by Nissan mechanics while replacing the shocks: 2 Amount they wanted to charge me to fix their mistake: $400...
Pakistan

Pakistan

When outlining the itinerary for this trip, Pakistan was supposed to be a means to an end. I’d spend 10 days, more or less, transiting a country that had me wetting my pants with fear in the lead-up to the border crossing. It’s a testament to the charm of Pakistan,...
Do You Have The Persianality To Drive In Iran?

Do You Have The Persianality To Drive In Iran?

It’s 6 in the evening and we’re driving into Tabriz, Iran. The sun went down 30 minutes ago, but we’ve been driving through a storm-induced twilight for the last few hours. The air is thick with diesel fumes and giant sticky-wet snowflakes and the visibility is from...
Turkey: Anatolia

Turkey: Anatolia

Here are some firsts from the drive from central to eastern Turkey the past couple of days: First time Jae has outright rejected one of my travel suggestions. I wanted to squat in a creepy abandoned campsite/hostel on a lonely road outside of Erzican, a city that...
Turkey: Istanbul and the South

Turkey: Istanbul and the South

The End Of The World Just over 400 years ago, in the year 1000 in the Islamic calendar, the world didn’t end. This was contrary to the message that the foremost prognosticators, seers and doomsayers in the Ottoman Empire were spreading in the streets and in the ears...
Islands Fit For A (Exiled) Prince

Islands Fit For A (Exiled) Prince

The Princes’ Islands were so named for the exiled princes that were sent there in the Byzantine era. The abandoned house we explore in this album is one of many on the islands, which have fallen precipitously from grace since their heyday. Apparently Ataturk once...
Bulgaria, Plain And Tall

Bulgaria, Plain And Tall

Bulgaria, a set on Flickr. Here’s the thing: Bulgaria is too agreeable by half. It provides for a pleasant enough place to visit, and no real negatives. But when the best emotion you get out of a country is indifference, that’s almost worse than a bad experience....