This being a top-notch backpacker blog, and you being a reader of said swell blog, we’re all quite up to speed on the phenomenon called couchsurfing, yes? And we’re also aware that Couchsurfing.com isn’t the only homestay/hospitality network under the sun. Some involve dues. Others have extensive application processes. Some have specified interests in promoting […]
Thanks to my love for his masterpiece, Into Thin Air, I was already on Krakauer’s side before I even picked up its predecessor, Into the Wild. I knew it would be a story that would tempt, scare, and awe me. The Storyline Starting from the book’s cover, the outcome is apparent to the reader: the protagonist, a […]
And that’s when I got the help I couldn’t do without. I used the last of my funds to get a cab from the edge of town I crawled to to get to the bar where I met two Peace Corps volunteers, mutual friends of a sorority sister, and agents of my temporary salvation. I […]
The first worrisome truth: my ATM card wouldn’t work in the country.
Post by new contributor Lindsay Clark of Nomadderwhere. The first mission of the day was to make it to the city, as the locals do, wandering up weaving lames and jumping garbage heaps until Entebbe road appeared, in all its smoggy splendor. On the way, I began to re-experience the wonder of being a walking […]
…my drive from the airport got me closer to the real Uganda…