They got me. Hardcore.
Too Many Rats In Kinmen Village
My wife was right: I can’t defeat the rats. While the spiders, mosquitoes, and ants that have set up camp in our traditional home in Kinmen are manageable, the rats put everything over the top. They are my wife’s breaking point — the threshold between enduring and getting the fuck out. When I first [...]
Foreign Workers Be Warned: FBI Criminal Background Checks are Bogus
FBI Criminal Background Checks are now being required by many countries for work visas and residence permits. Though there is a big problem with this.
How Being a Digital Nomad Destroyed my Feet
The hazards of being a digital nomad.
This Photo Got Me Arrested in Xinjiang
An off-hand snapshot landed the author in a police interrogation room in remote Xinjiang. Discover the tactics he used to break free.
I Was an Illegal Alien in Mexico
Why happens when you overstay your visa in Mexico? Gar Williams finds out the hard way.
No-See-Ums: Small Insect, Big Travel Problem
No-see-ums, or sand flies, are one of the most annoying insects for the world traveler. This is how I deal with them.
Lack Of Refrigeration Leads To Food Poisoning Mistake
I drink bad milk and pay the price. Getting sick is part of travel, it just hits a little harder when you know you did it to yourself.
Losing It! The Saga Of Losing My Indonesian Departure Card
What happens if you lose your Indonesian departure card? A beating? Detainment? A bribe? Find out here.
Stupid Gringo Tattoo
I walk into my local hole-in-the-wall also know as a Tienda. I’ve got the munchies and I’ve decided to have a little mid-afternoon snack. I know just what I want, walk straight over and pick up a small package of Cremax de Nieve sabor a chocolate – that is chocolate flavored creme wafer bars. I [...]