Sometimes avoiding a scam is just about making sure you pick the right taxi to get into. For example, the metered taxi cabs around Russia are complete rip-offs and are mostly run by the local gangs. All the ones around the airports are controlled by organised crime and are delighted to pick up [...]
Big and Wet
As my time travelling to random places on a regular basis is over (new job), I thought I’d try and put together some more random thoughts on places I’ve been to over the past couple of years.
One such place was Zimbabwe. Not exactly the number [...]
The island of Gulangyu is a weird little resort off it’s bigger sister island, Xiamen. And it is a weird place, the attempts to make it more of a resort end up taking away any of it’s natural attributes. It has interesting rock formations and hollow caverns that cause it to sound like [...]
“All I’m saying is,” the Captain said while stuffing another fried egg loaded with rice into his greasy great face “When are we going to be back here again? This could be our last opportunity to enjoy this.” He was of course referring to the excellent aromatic duck to be found in the [...]
Drum tower in the snow
We mainly went to see the terracotta warriors but mostly saw a lot of snow. We booked a warrior ‘tour’ with a guide and yes, that’s not gonzo but it included the transport there and a visit to another site as well. The guide was called Michael [...]