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spaghetti syndrome.

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During my extensive travels, I’ve seen a girl or two fall prey to Spaghetti Syndrome – when a female abuses her favorite vices until she slithers to the ground like a limp noodle, completely unguarded. Ladies, if you are overseas, do not allow yourselves to fall prey to Spaghetti Syndrome. Remember: At home in your parent’s basement it might be …

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stormin’ mormon.

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If you are living or traveling overseas, particularly in an obscure country or off the beaten path, chances are you are going to run into some Mormons. I always wonder where the hell these guys come from. I only ever run into Mormons in the most obscure of places, like when I was rock climbing in Korea’s Seoraksan National Park. …

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the f**k-you face.

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The first time I traveled abroad completely independently, I was 18-years old. I arrived in Guatemala City, naïve and alone, an eternal optimist. Even the sketchiest of people would receive nothing but kindness from me… Most people in the world are good, right? Wrong. Being nice and smiling at every old pervy sketch-ball that passes by will get you nowhere. …

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