So I’m In Kabul, Afghanistan Right Now… (Updated July 1, 2019)

So I’m In Kabul, Afghanistan Right Now… (Updated July 1, 2019)

  (Given the ever-changing security situation here, this post will be updated as circumstances develop so check back often)   Travel Warnings A helpful warning as I set off for Kabul today: Do not travel to Afghanistan due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest,...
Czechmates For Life: Prague

Czechmates For Life: Prague

  The last time I was in Prague 19 years ago, I was 11 years old.      And I haven’t been back since. So does it count if I really don’t remember anything but this photo? NO IT DOESN’T.     Last month, when 7-time monsooner (Luxembourg, Australia,...
Mosul, Iraq: Life Finds A Way

Mosul, Iraq: Life Finds A Way

Our drive this morning into Mosul, Iraq:     DISCLAIMER: Unless you have made adequate arrangements, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO WHAT WE DID TODAY. At of the time of posting, Mosul remains an active war zone. Although ISIS/ISIL/Daesh has fallen to the Iraqi forces and Mosul...
Ohrid: “City Of Light” / The Jewel Of The Balkans

Ohrid: “City Of Light” / The Jewel Of The Balkans

  Press play. And then start reading.     Not all fails are permanent. Last night in Skopje Alfred and Ted was kind enough to go back and check if my card was still in the ATM machine, and a passer-by informed them of a safety feature where the ATM automatically eats...
The Cape Town Epic

The Cape Town Epic

  After a blockbuster back-to-back days at Victoria Falls and the Chobe National Park, our group flew back to Johannesburg for a one night layover to regain our senses.     The next morning we took an 11am Mango Air flight (the low-cost carrier of South Africa) to...