"Since the toilets were locked during the seven hour stop, we had to bribe the provodnitsas to use the facilities."
"I woke up freezing on a Persian rug with aching back. Behind a corner I saw the wicked rooster that kept me awake for hours, but luckily for him I was too tired to go hunting."
"I tried my best to sneak across the building, but the floor revealed me each time. I suppose I would make a lousy ninja."
"The soundtrack of the day was Radioactivity by Kraftwerk, as we rolled into Chernobyl this morning."
"One would almost think that all this secrecy was made on purpose to keep the hordes of tourists away."
"I would not recommend other travelers to do a casual stroll through the dodgier parts, such as the quarters near Juma Masjid."
"Even though Moldova is one of the poorest countries in Europe, the capital has its fair share of impressive buildings and post-Soviet architecture."
"Navigating on random while surrounded by staring old men, pointing their crooked fingers at the Godzilla Viking in surprise. It feels like I’m walking around in Mos Eisley."
"Inside the church there are still traces of rune inscriptions made during the Viking age by Varangians, an elite guard made up of Scandinavian immigrant warriors."
"Hundreds of houses were quickly build, but unfortunately all of it was burned to the ground in 1611 by Danish forces."
"We turned around and went down another dirt road, past countless Joshua trees until our car was covered in dirt and we finally arrived at the Front Gate of Area 51."
"By extensive use of landfill with sand bought from Indonesia and Cambodia, the bay area has expanded greatly in the last few years and tall buildings pop up everywhere."
"I felt like some strange mix between Indiana Jones and a small boy, gazing down upon the final treasure of the Incas."
"After almost a month of traveling across the South American continent I realize that this is as far south as I will come, due to weather conditions."
"The old Medina is full of fascinating gates and narrow alleys, where I blend in like Moby Dick at a Nine Inch Nails concert."
"The city survived on the edge of annihilation and has started to recover, but the stone walls still seem to cry out in lament at all the horrible things they have seen."
"Even though the main town is surrounded by mountains with names such as Sulphur Mountain, it is as far away from Mordor as one could imagine."
"We drove along Route 6, Route 66 and Route 666. If there was a Route 6666, we must have missed that turn."