Monthly Archives: January 2012

Spider Monkeys in the Mist

Apenheul  is a lot like Sea World. Except with primates. Primates that jump on your head and poop with wanton abandon. I realize this is the second post I’ve written in a row involving animals and their bathroom habits. Please, bear with … Continue reading

Posted in ani-pals, Europe, Holland, weird

Deep in the Heart, er, Bowels of Texas

It’s the middle of Texas’ driest year on record and a group of yapping spectators are gathered around a pool table in a windowless honkey-tonk on Austin’s Burnet Road. With sweating bottles of Lone Star in one hand and red … Continue reading

Posted in ani-pals, beer, sports, United States, weird

Why You Should Never Order a Black & Tan in Ireland

On the rugged western coastline of Ireland there lies the village of Portmagee. This small community consists of a small, main drag lined with pubs and shops along with a scattering of houses down some side streets. It also serves … Continue reading

Posted in beer, Ireland, politics

The Furry Fortunetellers of Istanbul

Culture shock is something that most people avoid like the plague. I thrive on it. The weirder, the better. I’ve participated in plenty of bizarre local customs over the years but consulting a rabbit about my future is definitely one … Continue reading

Posted in ani-pals, Turkey, weird

Europe in Three Minutes or Less # 23 – The Poison Garden at Blarney Castle

Some castles have rose gardens. Others have topiary gardens. But the Blarney Castle outside of Cork, Ireland? It has a garden filled with plants that kill you. Eeep!

Posted in Europe, Ireland, video

Joseph and the Amazing, Technicolor Arcade of the Dammed

Joseph, Oregon is a town tucked into the upper, right-hand corner of the state. Despite being a lifelong resident, I’d never heard of it until I spotted it on a map one afternoon in the summer of 2010. I had … Continue reading

Posted in geeky, United States, weird