When we got to the parking area, one of the drunkest Laotians immediately jumped on one of our bikes and insisted he drive, to show us the way. He was holding a bunch of stuff in one hand and a bunch of alcohol in his stomach, so he would be driving one handed while seeing [read more…]
Swastik, meaning ‘auspicious’ or ‘lucky’ is a common given name in India and there are countless businesses that carry it. So thanks Nazis, for forever ruining a good word and a cool-looking symbol. Oh, and killing millions of people in a pathetic attempt to conquer the world. But mostly the symbol. Assholes.
The next morning, our smooth, paved road soon turned into a rough, dusty gravel road and would stay that way for the next two days of the motorbike ‘loop’. It was slow going as we had to weave all over the road, picking our way between large holes, puddles, jagged rocks, patches of [read more…]
A few years ago, I found myself in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the end of December and got to enjoy my first New Year’s Eve in a Muslim country. My night began like so many, on the rooftop of my hostel, where a bunch of people, including eight or nine Finns, were having a few […]
The original Darkie toothpaste packaging on the left was changed to the current Darlie toothpaste on the right in 1985. I can’t imagine why they would change it, but I’m guessing the green just looks nicer. The Chinese name remains the same: “Black Person Toothpaste.” The Wikipedia page has a little more information on the Darlie brand, […]