The Worst of Humanity at Belém Tower, Lisbon

Belém Tower in Lisbon, Portugal, is really quite pretty to look at. Here’s a photo: Unfortunately, that is all the positivity you’re getting out of me for this post because what’s inside that tower is not pretty. Don’t get me wrong, physically it’s fine. There’s stone and wood and some pleasant views. What isn’t pretty…

A Fight with a Seafood Platter

I don’t really eat seafood. I’d probably go so far as to say I don’t like it. Occasionally I’ll encounter a calamari, squint at it, maybe even lick it, then order a burger. But for my birthday, my loving girlfriend took us to a well-critiqued seafood restaurant called Street and Co., in Portland, Maine. And because…

5 Peruvian Foods to Fall in Love With

Five years ago I spent three months volunteering with crees [website] in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru. I’ve written a bit about it before, here and here, but today I’m going to make myself hungry by writing about all the great stuff we ate (and drank) while I was there. I know this intro has…

Hunting Trolls in Norway

Norway is the land of trolls. Real trolls, not those socially-stunted, hate-fuelled nuisances that lurk on messageboards and shout “faggot nigger” at every rational, reasonable comment and make jokes at the expense of 13-year-old suicide tragedies. No, I’m talking real trolls, 13-foot monstrosities that live in the woods and eat goats. Now, I’ll admit I…

All You Can Eat Restaurants in Buenos Aires

There are a lot of all you can eat restaurants in Buenos Aires, Argentina. And I’m not talking about the same all you can eat restaurants that you find in America, with extra-sized bottles of ketchup on the table and a soda cup big enough to drown a cat in with your name, Bill, scrawled…