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killer flies of Sweden

killer flies of Sweden

Posted from Gryttjom, Uppsala County, Sweden. First came the mosquitoes. I’m not gonna lie, I’m fairly used to these inconvenient blood-suckers having grown up in Canada. But the mosquitoes in Sweden are like some hybrid ninja-hulk mosquitoes. They’re huge and they’re vicious. So when one of these decides to come buzzing in your face while […]

famous Ubud

famous Ubud

Posted from Bali, Indonesia. Ubud is supposed to be this romantic getaway filled with lush green landscapes and cute country roads. Yes. I saw Eat, Pray, Love. And yes. I’m totally let down. Maybe I didn’t give it enough of a chance. I spent one day, just one, in Ubud, and didn’t see hardly anything. […]

Koh Mook

Koh Mook

Posted from Kantang, Trang, Thailand. My ferry from Koh Lanta to Koh Mook took three hours and cost 500 Baht, which isn’t bad considering it was low season and I was quite certain a storm was going to slam into us during the crossing lengthening my trip considerably. In two weeks the ferries stop operating […]

elephant rides and guilt

elephant rides and guilt

Posted from Chiang Dao, Chiang Mai, Thailand. I have always had a dream of riding an elephant. Never a horse. Only an elephant. In fact, I have never been on a horse. But my desire to ride an elephant goes back quite some time. I think it has to do with the romantic allure of […]

South island

South island

Posted from Arthur's Pass, Canterbury, New Zealand. It’s slow going through the mountains, which is basically the whole country. We left Blenheim a few days ago, travelling the eastern seaboard to Christchurch. Much of the road has ocean views, but to our right (I just had to edit that. Originally I said left, my other […]

A Hangi, Taupo, hot water and Mt. Doom

A Hangi, Taupo, hot water and Mt. Doom

Posted from Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand. The past five days have been a blur and before anyone starts saying anything, I can honestly say I only drank for one night during those. The thing I have been finding with Stray though is they go go go, leaving little room for rest and relaxation (and that […]

Vienna

Posted from Address not found. The train ride from Salzburg to Vienna is a short journey. There are a few train stations in Vienna, with trains departing and arriving from different locations. I wasn’t sure where my ticket would leave me, but the transportation system in the city is excellent and very straight forward to […]