Thirteen hours in Rotterdam

Oscar Wilde once wrote: “Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.” I bought a bus ticket from London to Rotterdam. I did this in order to save what effectively amounts to the price of a handful of beers in London prices. I needed to get to Budapest, and I already had a flight leaving from Rotterdam booked. I spent 8 excruciating hours on a bus from London Victoria to Rotterdam Centraal, to in Rotterdam at 5 am in a cold winter morning.
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Alphabetically inspired anecdotes from Cuba: 58 years after 1958

Aviacion de Cubana There was no toilet paper on the Russian-made Antonov 158 plane which took me and 15 other passengers to Havana. The Cuban state airline, Cubana de Aviacion, clearly does not need have to meet profitability targets. Even the dry sandwich they served tasted of an iron curtain. Not unlike the other living political museum of China, immigration and customs is relatively straightforward. If you had to guess the political system of a country based on the border control procedures you’d probably guess the United States is authoritarian.
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Where I slept in 2015

This year has been an adventure. I've been on three continents, countless countries and dozens of cities. I thought it would be an interesting project to quantify it all by visualising on a map the places where I slept.
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Myanmar 2015

I spent six amazing months in Myanmar (Burma). Here’s a video of my adventures with monkeys, monks and motorcycles.
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