Monthly Archive: May 2011

Shipwreck of the Amstar 7 by Wollex at Wikimedia Commons

Emergency Use Only

There’s a trend among the gnarlier long-term travelers to eschew travel insurance. The logic seems to be that travel insurance is for wimps. Real men...

rural church in flores, indonesia, on road from labuan bajo to ruteng.

We Stay With The Sisters

“Let me explain the rules,” says the young, smiley nun, jiggling the world’s most-indulged baby who’s balanced on her shoulder. “We close the gates at...

Labuhan Bajo harbour

Visas – A Horror Story

Now, I’m normally quite cautious about visas. I apply in the right town of the right country for them to be delivered cost-effectively and easily;...