The wind blew a small tornado of tumbleweeds onto the parking lot of the Motel 6 along the old Route 66 in Moriarity, NM. So many tumbleweeds it blocked the entrance to the parking lot and made parking impossible before someone from the hotel came out to clear the lot.
He wears conventional, thick brown glasses along with a Mohawk hair cut, white-hallow earlobe rings, a septum ring, metal piercings on his lips and chin, and tattoos on his nose and chin.
Yet his face is a work in progress.
It's about 4:00 a.m. at a Love's truck stop in eastern Tennessee off Interstate 40. Diners seem to whisper this time of night. Shoppers in the truck stop quietly shuffle. Staying up all night saves me money and from sleeping outside in a cheap, freezing sleeping bag.
Responsible tourism can mean a lot of things, but in Burma it means getting down and dirty with locals. Hitchhiking through the country isn't the easiest way to get around, but it's definitely a backpacker badge of honor.
Today Josh and Shane's trial in Iran began in a court closed to the public. For the last week family, friends, and colleagues have been testifying to their humanitarian deeds and good records. Here are some excerpts.
While traveling between continents within a few hours, you miss one important point: How the culture changes more and more the further you go. You cannot gradually acclimatise to the different culture.
When I drove more than seven thousand miles across rural northern China, there was only one day in which I had a full car. I was traveling alone, driving a rented Jeep Cherokee, and I often stopped for hitch-hikers.