Category: Random Stuff

North Bend Waterfall

Photos from the Real Twin Peaks

With the premiere of a brand new series of Twin Peaks almost upon us, it seemed like a good time to share some photos of the real Twin Peaks, the town of North Bend where the original series was shot.    

Eva Peron | © Francisco Bolsíco/wikicommons

Five Embalmed World Leaders On Public Display

Hit enter on the google search ‘embalmed and displayed’ and I guarantee you will instantly regret it. I visited the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi in March 2015 at the very start of a three-month trip around Vietnam and have been trying to write about the experience ever since. There was something so unnerving…
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Traditional Japanese Hairdresser | © Okinawa Soba (Rob)/Flickr

Gorgeous Historical Photos From Around the World of People Having Their Hair Done

The way your hair is cut, washed, coloured and styled is a marker of your cultural identity and has been for thousands of years. A trip to the hairdressers is a simple but real pleasure for me and one I can’t seem to live without for very long. Yes, in hindsight, going into a hairdressers…
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Three Weeks in Malaysia Route Map

Three Weeks in Malaysia Route Map: September 2015

Here is a route map for my three week trip to Malaysia in September 2015. I need to be clear that this route map by no means represents a complete tour of Malaysia. My time in Malaysia in September was chaotic, spontaneous and fuelled by copious amounts of beer and satay. We decided where to…
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3 Months in Vietnam Route Map: Spring 2015

Between February and May 2015 I spent three months in Vietnam and they were three of the happiest, most fascinating and fulfilling months of my life. Vietnam is a very, very special place and somewhere I hope to return to, sooner rather than later. [nwm_map id=”3″]

Naked on a Mountain in Malaysia

So, yet another group of Western tourists have gone and got themselves naked at a sacred site in a south east Asian country. Not only that, they allowed themselves to be photographed doing so. I’m not going to jump on the bandwagon of ‘wow, you people are stupid’, here. They may have done a stupid…
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World Atlas

The Man Who’s Been to Every Country

ORBIS TERRAE COMPENDIOS from 1596, found on flickr at, copyright: Masakazu Matsumoto I was sent a link a few days ago to this article on the BBC website about a man who has visited every country in the world, all 196 of them, and has written a book about his experiences. Albert Podell has travelled to every country…
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