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

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
Graffiti in Caracas and Maracaibo

Graffiti in Caracas and Maracaibo

In Venezuela we had the chance to see quite a bit of quality graffiti, some with great ideas or symbolics, some great styles, and funny and beautiful ones as well. Here is a selection from Maracibo which is in the north on the border with Colombia, and from the capital Caracas.     This last... continue reading
Caracas illustrated

Caracas illustrated

The capital of Venezuela is an amazing concrete jungle, and I say jungle because there is something very wild about it . The constant beeping and clouds of exhaust from the cars, mixed with people and street sellers, stray dogs and socialist posters, makes for an interesting ant farm framed by the square static architecture... continue reading