Saturday, November 26, 2022

Amalfi Coast: A Beautiful Tourist Trap

I hate tours. I say hate with a capital 8. Short on time, the only practical way to see the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii is on an 8 hour bus tour which goes for $85....

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II: Go At Night

My favorite place in Milan is Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II at night. Come by day and it is loud, noisy, and loaded with selfie-sticks. At night, no one is there and it is immaculately clean....

A Mild Day of Tourism in Paris

I have been to Paris before. Admittedly, this time I was only going to do the blogger's pilgrimage to the Park Hyatt Vendome en route to my birthday celebration in Marseille. Knowing that this wasn't...

Medina, Marrakech: Lost in the Labyrinth

Much like a Vegas casino, the Medina, a city within a city, is a labyrinth built to keep people in. Many guidebooks (WikiTravel being my favorite) encourage travelers going to the Medina to download...

Procrastinator’s Guide to Machu Picchu

The adventure of Machu Picchu is not going to the ancient ruins, it's getting the tickets to go there. As a perennial procrastinator, I did not purchase tickets ahead of time. This was a...

Machu Picchu: Don’t Go My Way

I have been called the most interesting man in the world a few times. I have been called the most cynical man in the world many times. With that, let me tell you why...

La Paz: Lively & Crazy, But What About Safety?

La Paz was never a city I wanted to visit. I never heard anything particularly good about it or particularly bad. When I chose to stay one night before going to Uyuni, home of...

Booking Salt Flats Tour Upon Arrival: Good Or Bad Idea?

Disclaimer: I get paid if you get your visa through my link via VisaHQ!  I really was looking forward to seeing the salt flats in Uyuni, Bolivia. I had spent hundreds on obtaining a visa...

Salt Flats, Bolivia: An Epic, Extraordinary Adventure (Day 1)

The time had come to go on one of the top highlights of my South America & Africa trip. I booked my salt flats tour upon arrival in Uyuni and waited for the 10:30AM departure...

Salt Flats, Bolivia (Day 2): Living in the Land Cruiser

Day 2 began promptly at 6:30AM for most. I chose to skip breakfast to enjoy one more hour of the salt hotel's bedding. If you thought Day 1 was a lot of work, get...
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