Travel experiences of two wandering hippies. Art seen and doodles inspired. Rambles on politics.
Murals in Nicaragua

Murals in Nicaragua

There is a rich tradition in Nicaragua for painted Murals. After the Sandinista revolution they were used as a means of communication. They were a way to reach the population, a large part of who did not read or write. They would have themes such as health, literacy, revolution and...continue reading
Staggering through Cuba I

Staggering through Cuba I

We started our trip in Holguin, a dusty hot city with little to mark it as a tourist spot beyond the fact the airplane drops off here for the package trips to Guardalavaca. Guardalavaca is the crown jewel of Cuba’s tourist industry, supposedly one of the Caribbean’s best beaches, where...continue reading
Gibara

Gibara

Two hectic weeks in the hustling bustling London, a 48 hours delay spent in an airport, followed by a long flight can make you feel like you need a bit of fresh air and some time to relax. So, when we arrived to this little village on the north eastern...continue reading
Shopping is my God

Shopping is my God

I started to contemplate leaving London, again, from the perspective of having already left whilst in the departure lounge Weatherspoons at Gatwick airport. It is the sort of place that produces an emotional translucency. Coming down, slightly high, exhausted, and drinking throughout 47 hours of delays only helped the sense...continue reading
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A British Turkey Shoot

In the pub last night a friend laughed and said to me, quite seriously, “Politicians are the best possible advert for anarchism.” The idea that no one doing anything could be worse than the last decades self-serving, stumblingly incompetent, attacks on communal values is a joke. We had been discussing, as briefly as it deserves,... continue reading

99% Genuine Imitation Bullshit

Truth is a commodity in short supply in politics. Maybe this has always been the case? Certainly the people who take wealth and power from the many and concentrate it amongst the few have a history of grand deceptions based on the ignorance of the masses. From Latin bible read to illiterates through the divine... continue reading
Letter from the road.

Letter from the road.

(Ed. Below is a letter to a friend written after some Sherlock Holmes, with a few pictures added to.)   Dear Matthew,   It has been some time since my last correspondence and for that I must apologise. Like so many degenerate vultures who pray on the talent of good men like yourself, I write... continue reading

Vote Democrat? You’re asking for it.

The majority of people I have spoken to in these United States of Amerika about the political situation here have ended with an identical statement. Occasionally a word changes in the phrasing, but the meaning is the same, “I will always vote Democrat because they are better than the Republicans.” Now, someone once said that... continue reading
Reykjavik travel diary

Reykjavik travel diary

The first couple of days of our visit to Reykjavík in Iceland was spent being sick and recovering from the visit the week before to New York. We were amazed to see the place we were staying in, a small apartment with a kitchen, bedrooms and  a small livingroom. This is by far the most... continue reading

Dear Dr.

(Editors note: Dr. Matthew is a spiritual guide and mentor. Through the ages, in dark and troubling times his sage advice has been sought by the lost of the world. (He has often abused this position to take advantage of teenage girls, especially as he has got older. You have been warned.) Below is a... continue reading

Occupy Denver

This dispatch is being written from the observation deck of the Amtrak California Zephyr line. The train is meandering alongside the Colorado river as it snakes, semi-frozen, through the soft undulating peaks of the snow covered Rocky Mountains. The hillside powdered white with the earth and brush speckling it in greens and rusty shades of... continue reading
Cancun

Cancun

We went through Cancun on our way to the US. Go-go-girls, stag parties of young Americans, wet t-shirt competitions, people offering just about anything for money- including having your photo taken with wild animals (someone actually had a lion cub out on the sidewalk in the busy drinking-spot). All of that excess combined with a... continue reading
Occupy Chicago

Occupy Chicago

  Our whistle-stop tour of Occupy sites started today in Chicago. We visited just past noon, hoping to have time to chat before the 1.30 general assembly. We were greeted by Tony, who apart from three guys in sandwich boards leaning and engrossed in conversation, was the Occupy presence. He saw us standing at the... continue reading
Capurgana -  a caribbean paradise

Capurgana – a caribbean paradise

Looking back on the places we have visited over the last months some stand out for the food, some for the lovely people and others for their natural beauty. Capurgana in Colombia definitely falls in the last category; A very tranquil little village based on the Caribbean coast in the very north of Colombia. It... continue reading
Murals in Nicaragua

Murals in Nicaragua

There is a rich tradition in Nicaragua for painted Murals. After the Sandinista revolution they were used as a means of communication. They were a way to reach the population, a large part of who did not read or write. They would have themes such as health, literacy, revolution and politics. A lot of the... continue reading

Border hopping in Nicaragua

The sins of my youth finally caught up with me. I had done pretty well outrunning them, head down, full-speed ahead, don’t look down. But, as I found myself hanging off a nine foot wall at the border separating Costa Rica from Nicaragua, shouting no puedo, no puedo at my disgusted guide, Wiley Coyote had... continue reading