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Total Hotel Review: IBIS in Central Amsterdam

Corridor from lift towards my room

This is just a quick one, just wanted to point out the lunacy that is the IBIS, billed as being near Amsterdam Central station. I needed a place to stay for one evening in Amsterdam in order to make a connecting flight to South America. I was meeting […]


From the Diary of Great Uncle Melville: A Beginning to His Travels

Our good colleague andyfied is not the only member of his family to be a seasoned travelist. He has found and transcribed some of the letters and journals of his Great Uncle Melville. Many of these papers are in a poor state and most of the dates on them seem to be obscured by blood, […]


Guangzhou Tourism

Some visitors to this site are using the search terms “gonzo china” because they don’t know how to spell “Guangzhou”. This isn’t a problem for us, as we at Gonzo Tourism are happy to get any links we can, but I think I should give the people what they want. So, due to […]


More Bangkok Nights

After travelling through Russia, Mongolia and China during winter, and especially after the worst snow storm China had seen for 50 years, I was ready for some warm weather. Thailand seemed to be a good choice to hang out while I organised gainful employment. I was really running low on money at this […]


Sack Them/Government Stealth Tax

So as snow causes transport problems around the UK, people are looking for someone to blame and summarily sack. Since it’s a bit hard to punish the weather front that caused it, fingers are again being pointed at transport bosses and the government for failing to expect the unexpected. Of course if tax […]