Category Archives: 1 Disaster Watch

Various calamities that have befallen our boys abroad — or didn’t, thanks to their cunning, perseverance and strength to carry on!

The Longest Day Of The Trip

It started like any other day, experienced by everyone all over the world; it started with three young men sleeping on the same mattress in a wicker hut in northern Thailand. Several dozen irritating beeps of a wristwatch alarm announced … Continue reading

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The Gooch Rash

Follow McCoy, Privates Investigator, as he scratches his way to the “bottom” of Steve’s unfortunate skin ailment Continue reading

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Lijiang Old Lady Attack

All the greats suffer for their art, and if you consider smart-ass travel blogs to be ‘art’, and wasting entire days in loud, smelly Asian internet cafes ‘suffering’, then it would appear that you’ve, on your own, just defined us as great. … Continue reading

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When We Almost Lost Everything: A Shaggy Dog Tale

Like Luke Skywalker fighting Darth Vader, or Odysseus arriving at Ithaca and having to murder a bunch of people, the Supreme Ordeal of our heroes’ journey through Kyrgyzstan was equally mythical, violent, and full of unsettling psychological undertones. Unlike those … Continue reading

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Through The Liu-king Glass, Pt. 2

Don’t be a dum-dum! Read the First Part! With the end of the workweek graciously ending their time with Ms. Liu, the Boys moved with heavy steps into their next quest, to find Dima the CouchSurfing Host, whose domicile they … Continue reading

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Through The Liu-king Glass…

“[The Bishkek Chinese] embassy is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays… The embassy recommends a travel agent – well, just a lady really – by the name of Liu who has an office on Toktogul Street, who can do everything for you…” … Continue reading

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I Hope You Had the Old Chinese Woman Visor of Your Life

Never one to bite the hand that feeds, the Chinese — particularly their elderly woman contingent — have a great respect for Lord Helios, and express their humility by hiding every inch of themselves from Him at all times in highly … Continue reading

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