I KEEP MYSELF creative through repetition — I force myself to write every day until it becomes a natural habit.
Cities are full of people asking you for money — whether it’s salespeople, shopkeepers, restaurants, or beggars — but none are quite so enjoyable to give to as street performers.
Photo: Any.colour.you.like ITALIAN IS A BEAUTIFUL LANGUAGE. Because of the purity of its vowels, Italian is the first language in which opera singers learn to sing.
No fancy diesel-powered winch or pulley system needed. Oh, no. Just a few Russian dudes, some thick-ass ice, and an ingenious…well, watch the video to find out.
AND THEY SAY the French make the best lovers. Maybe that’s still true, but it doesn’t prevent Americans from living in one of the most sexually active countries in the world, trumped only by Australia as far as the average length of intercourse is concerned (although 4:02 minutes isn’t something to brag about…).
It was raining when we arrived at Castle Rock, the ancient mound of gravel and dirt upon which Stirling Castle sits.
Last week, reports came out that the Carteret Islanders of Papua New Guinea, the world’s first official climate-change refugees, had left their island home for good.
Photo: rei-san The Soccer Fan / El Futbolero This is the guy who yells “¡Dale Boca, dale campeón!” every time he has an orgasm.
I CAN’T KEEP A DIARY. It’s as simple as that…it’s just not happening for me. For the last 10 years, I’ve tried and failed miserably to keep notes on my excursions: the exotic meals, the chance encounters with odd nomads on the road.
I’m told English is one of the hardest languages to learn, and this has always surprised me. As a native English speaker, I have no frame of reference: I’ve been fluent since I was about 3 or 4 years old, and it’s always seemed natural and easy to me.
Packing for travel is an art, and it’s a minimalist art. Experienced travelers will have, over time, developed either a system for packing lightly and efficiently, or insanely strong back, arm, and neck muscles.
Technically it’s illegal, but it seems not everyone knows that. Here’s the grocery bag full that I bought in a market in Rason for about 80 cents.
Photo: Gustavo Gomes German sounds horrible! It might be true that more typical languages English learners tend to go for — like French and Spanish — can sound pleasant to listen to even if you don’t understand them, but it’s better to think outside of those limitations.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the controversy surrounding “fracking.” But unless you’re a petroleum engineer or an environmentalist, you’ve probably got no idea what fracking is.
Photo: Darlene Acero HERE ARE 9 WAYS you know the cultural shift has happened, even if you have no idea how or when it occurred.
Photo: Jeffrey Stylos 1. By third grade you were babysitting yourself and others. 2. You can rollerblade on a dirt road.
Twenty years ago, there were a few open boaters such as Dave Simpson who pioneered the hardest steep creeks alongside the best whitewater kayakers at the time.
Photo: Sobri After a total of sixteen months in Bangkok, and at the request of an American girlfriend who was visiting, I agreed to go to a “ping-pong” show.
William Trubridge is the world’s best freediver. Freediving is the act of diving without the use of a snorkel, scuba gear, or any other breathing apparatus.
I was visiting London a few weeks ago and on a slow day decided to do the Beatles walking tour (which was inevitably called the “Magical Mystery Tour”).