Slovak Surprise

I’m putting out an A.P.B. for a Bratislavan man named VLADIMIR ŠUSTER. Slovakia license plate # BL103KX. It sounds like the name of a criminal, doesn’t it? Vladimir… very common Slavic name, but is also really often the… Read More

Ooty, ooty, ooty, ooty rockin’ everywhere

“Ooty” is short for Udagamandalam… and it’s my favorite town name in India because it rhymes with booty😳 No judgment zone. After Munnar, I took local buses to Coimbatore (and got attacked by a monkey). The trip was 3 buses… Read More