Author: billyfreeze

Fighting bugs in Australia

It was starting to get dark and I was in  the middle of nowhere. Australia is a big country and there’s a whole lot of nothing in the middle or in Western Australia where I was headed. It was my first big backpack trip and...

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Dodging Tsunamis in Fiji

I had always wondered about the mystical islands of Fiji. When you hear “Fiji”, one automatically thinks of pure drinking water, amazing beaches and the movie “Blue Lagoon”(where it was filmed). A friend...

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Are You Safe Traveling in a Muslim Country?

Every time I post on Facebook that I’m headed to Dubai or Oman or anything with the letter “Q” in it, I immediately start receiving warnings and words of caution from my friends about where I’m going. At...

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Popping the Maldives Bubble

I’m sitting here enjoying my last day on one of the most beautiful islands I’ve ever seen. The sand is sugary white. The palm trees lean and    sway with  scores of coconuts. The crabs run away and come back every...

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The Worst Train Story Ever

At the moment, I’m riding on a train in Sri Lanka towards Colombo.It’s not crowded, everyone has a seat, and it is ridiculously cheap. Since this is my first train here, I expected something much worse.Last night...

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RSS Matador

  • Underwater villa to open in Maldives
    Sleep, eat, and brush your teeth with the fishes. The post The world’s first underwater villa set to open in November in the Maldives appeared first on Matador Network.
  • Paris metro station planned makeover
    Would you swim in a Parisian metro station? The post Paris’ abandoned metro stations might be getting a snazzy makeover appeared first on Matador Network.
  • Mallorca is protesting tourism
    17,000 cruise ship passengers every day will do that. The post Mallorca has developed a bad case of tourism phobia appeared first on Matador Network.
  • Hagia Sophia in Istanbul has a cat
    This is no litter box. The post This cat has lived in Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia for 14 years appeared first on Matador Network.