Camino de Santiago

in between my trips to afghanistan and iraq, i was able to join some friends for part of their camino de santiago journey. to be honest, i wasn’t really going to post anything since enough has been written both historically and religiously. and if you need travel advice, i have to recommend the stingynomads site … More Camino de Santiago

Afghanistan Travel

afghanistan travel. i just got back from a recce trip to afghanistan with lupine travel. thanks for making this happen… it’s been a long time coming. this trip was more about the overall travel experience than specific sights, so i will focus more on pics rather than a lengthy write-up. kabul kabul was obviously the … More Afghanistan Travel

Soviet Ghost Town

last weekend i was at the inota festival in an abandoned power plant and managed to check out the nearby soviet ghost town of szentkirályszabadja. nice combo. Szentkirályszabadja – Soviet Ghost Town built in the 1960’s, szentkirályszabadja was built as a fully functioning town and military base housing up to 6000 people at one time. it’s been … More Soviet Ghost Town

Gabon Travel

gabon travel… well, this was just one of those trips where nothing worked out. this post has been sitting here in drafts for months, but i was reminded of it with news of the recent coup. i thought i would post it now just to move on with my life. pretty much everything you need … More Gabon Travel

Libya Travel

libya travel… finally made it! i’ve been wanting to go to libya for ages, but the stop/start nature of life, war and peace over there have made it difficult. hopefully the recent ceasefire is a sign of better times ahead for this welcoming country and its people. roman libya and leptis magna since 2018, you … More Libya Travel


Officially called the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, Transnistria is a breakaway state along the eastern edge of Moldova, bordering Ukraine and about 100 km from Odessa. Two weeks before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, I was lucky enough to visit. Over the past 100+ years, borders were quite fluid in the region. Following the collapse of … More Transnistria