Tales from Safari: Searching for a port in an actual, real-life, torrential storm

Apollo loaded the four of us into a riverboat the same size as a short bus, with a quiet, round man at the motor in the back. Apollo stood at the helm, facing us, and told us to keep our arms and legs inside the boat. A desperate stooge needing to be funny and validated,… Read More Tales from Safari: Searching for a port in an actual, real-life, torrential storm

Open wide: a traveler’s guide to actually seeing the world

If your idea of international travel is all-inclusive, speaks fluent English, and involves limited interaction with people browner than you. If you are impatient. If you can’t handle uncertainty or chaos or change. If you can’t be bothered to convert to metric, Celsius, or another currency. If you are scared of your own shadow. If you… Read More Open wide: a traveler’s guide to actually seeing the world