Posts by Aimless Vagabond

Eating iguana, Vietnam, exotic food, aimless vagabond, delicious, gross, Saigon, Ho Chi Minh, Food poisoning, Mekong

When Food Fights Back: Eating Iguana on Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Trail

I jabbed at Bob with the tip of my knife. “Are you okay?” Bob did not move. The beautiful Vietnamese...

African circumcision Bunyonyi, Uganda, Travel

Male Pruning, Celebrity, and the Greener Grasses of Africa

Note: African circumcision practices vary by tribe and region, but it is a male rite of passage in many East African...

Learing to Run Kenyan Style, Running, How to Run, Mzungu, Matatu, Mombasa, Nairobi

Learning to Run Kenyan Style

We’re not going to make it!” I yell into Babu’s ear so he can hear me over the revved-up sputtering...

Burma, Myanmar, Bagan Temples, Myanmar Story, Shwegugyi

A Lesson from the Beautiful People of Myanmar

“When I grow up I want to be a tourist,” he said. I had not noticed his presence until he...

Jesus Shot Naked Funny Jesus Photo

When Being the Messiah Goes Really, Really Wrong (featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition: Travel Nightmares)

“Remember, left is right and right is wrong. DRIVE SAFELY!” I would have thought it political commentary, but since the...

Bungee jump accident, danger, Peru, Adventure, Extreme Sports

Bungee Jump Accident in Peru and the Loss of a Penis

I was eager to put our near-death experience behind us. “Let’s go, it’ll be fun!” I told Princess. We had...

Vaginal cream, weirdest jobs, strangest careers

Yes, I sold vaginal cream… and survived.

I say it with the same dispirited tone of lament adult bed-wetters, chronic flatulence sufferers, and people with weakened sphincters...

Of Current: An Indian Festival

Going with the Flow at Durga Puja: It has been weeks since it last rained, but, as usual, the entire...

Men Like Ike

What I learned About Men, Dog Bites and Women in India: From the hut’s window I could see the cluster...

Imperfectly Perfect Thanksgiving

How I learned the meaning of Thanksgiving in India: I had never felt homesick in the eleven months I had...