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I Went Backpacking Around China In A Wheelchair…

I Went Backpacking Around China In A Wheelchair…

I don’t often write about disability in this blog, least of all my own.

At best, the effect tends to be poison on my reader numbers. At worst, it’s self indulgence rooted in the bizarre, infantile and utterly false notion perpetuated by almost all Western media outlets that people with disabilities are some kind of ideologically linked community with an axe to grind against the fact the world isn’t built around them....

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What Does Dog Taste Like?

What Does Dog Taste Like?

Backpacking around the world does wonders to rid a person of their culinary inhibitions. Before my girlfriend and I set off on our global sojourn I had no idea of the taste of bullfrog, silk worms, horse, guanaco, llama, alligator, deep fried ants, chicken feet, goose cartilage, guinea pig, congealed duck blood, snake and all manner of forgettable crustaceans…

But look at me now....

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America’s Second Best Fast Food Restaurants…

America’s Second Best Fast Food Restaurants…

Here’s another blog by girlfriend Sam (with some brutal editorial reshuffling by me)! Enjoy! – James

Regular readers and our friends and family will know that my boyfriend and I have a borderline obsession with food. We go to crazy lengths to seek out the best local dishes....

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Is Colombia Dangerous?

Is Colombia Dangerous?

There’s a certain amount of bravado that comes with having survived a trip to Colombia. If you are reading this blog then you can assume that my girlfriend and I made it out alive…

Since the early 1960s it has been locked in the world’s longest running civil war (still ongoing at the time of writing) against a hapless assortment of leftist narco-terrorist guerrilla groups like the infamous FARC and the lesser known ELN and M19....

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13 Surefire Ways To Tell Whether Or Not You’re In Bolivia…

13 Surefire Ways To Tell Whether Or Not You’re In Bolivia…

Backpacking around the world can be disorientating at the best of times. With so much excitement going on, it’s easy to lose track of the time, date or even country that you’re in.

If you ever wake up in the middle of the night wondering where the hell you are, use this handy guide to find out whether or not you’re in Bolivia…

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Top Three Reasons Not To Live In Buenos Aires

Top Three Reasons Not To Live In Buenos Aires

Ever since leaving England to go backpacking around the world, my girlfriend and I have been semi-seriously entertaining the notion that we might stumble across a corner of the globe magnificent enough to make us want to emigrate there permanently.

Seven weeks in to the journey, Buenos Aires has emerged as the first serious contender....

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Blood, Sweat & Cobblestones In Brazil’s Gold Mining Heartland

Blood, Sweat & Cobblestones In Brazil’s Gold Mining Heartland

It wasn’t until after we arrived that we found out Ouro Preto is officially the steepest town in Brazil. In hindsight, it seems like a daft place to visit in a wheelchair.

Not only is it the steepest town, but I’d be willing to wager my left testicle it’s also the cobbliest....

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