Sweden vs. UK Nightclubs

This is hilarious. No offense to my British readers but this is really funny. Youtube strikes again with an in depth slideshow on a major difference between clientele in clubs in the UK and in Sweden. In reality it’s not that bad in the UK, I lived in London and it is my favorite city […]

Running Of The Bulls 7/13/00

I love Youtube, I just randomly found this. This is the official video of the Running of the Bulls that you can buy in Pamplona, Spain. This was my second day running. You can’t see me easily because I am wearing the traditional white clothes with red sash that everyone else is pretty much wearing. […]

Somali Refugees in Switzerland

Last September, my friend and I were flying from Dar es Salaam to Zurich on Swissair with a stopover in Nairobi. There were literally 15 people on the first leg from Dar to Nairobi and we were pretty psyched because we could stretch out and sleep in peace. We were hoping not too many people […]

US Dollar At Historic Lows Vs. UK Pound

Ahh, the beauty of Big Ben and Parliament on the banks of the River Thames. Unfortunately today, to visit London it will will cost you at least $2.05 to buy one Pound, and thats not including the service charge from your currency exchanger or your bank.

Ceuta, Spanish Morocco

Ceuta is a Spanish exclave in North Africa, located on the Mediterranean, on the southern coast of the Strait of Gibraltar. Captured by Portugal in 1415 and ceded to Spain in 1668, Ceuta is claimed by Morocco, which also claims other posts of Spanish sovereignty such as Melilla and some small islands in the Mediterranean […]

Celebrity Sighting

Well hardly, but we were staying at a place called Ca’s Sant in Soller, Mallorca which is a little finca on the beautiful Spanish Island and I was recognized from my website by one of the people at the finca, Jaime. It took me a little while to realize that he actually recognized me but […]

Renting a Car in Europe

Renting a car in Europe is a major pain. First, you basically need to know how to drive stick or else you have to pay an extraordinary amount extra for an automatic if they even have one available or in their fleet of cars at all (For my readers in Europe, most people in the […]

Where am I?

The main square in Helsinki, Finland


With the recent death of former Russian leader Boris Yeltsin, I was reflecting on my trip to Moscow. Yeltsin basically led the second Russian Revolution and was the first popularly elected President of the Russian Federation which was along with the fall of the Berlin Wall one of the most stirring memories of my childhood. […]

The Belarus Ordeal

On a recent trip to Eastern Europe, my cousin and I were in Riga, Latvia and we decided that we wanted to go to Minsk, Belarus for a day or two. So we consulted our trusty guide book and it told us where the Belarusian consulate was in Riga. So we got in a cab […]