If you think I post a lot of travel news and links, wait till you read Mike’s Vagabondish blog. He shares my fascination with odd/funny/weird/interesting travel news.

There’s that post about a plane getting hit by lightning and the pilot who taped his scalp back on after surving a plane crash. He also shares interesting links, like this one site that shows real time world statistics (it’s mind boggling, I tell you), and a site that shows how the world would look like without man.

He also shares great travel tips, specially for backpackers who are planning for their round the world trip. There’s his entry about fighting malaria without medication, and a link to GoBudgetTravel’s Budget Travel Costs of 94 Cities around the World. A great resource for everyone who’s planning a trip anytime soon.

My favorite though is the entry Travelers Who Shouldn’t: Traveler Comments That Make You Say “Duh!” That list of comments is a killer!

  • What language do they speak in England? (Swahili. Would you like to purchase our “Learn Swahili in 10 Easy Steps” manual?)
  • The hotel would have been fine but all the employees were speaking Spanish. (The next time you are in Mexico, we will order some French-speaking Mexicans for your convenience.)
  • Does the water go all the way around this island? (Not on Tuesdays.)
  • Is this a wide-body plane? (Yes.) Good, because my mother has a big butt. (I imagine this was followed by a swift upper cut.)
  • Do you know what time the midnight buffet starts? (They are cutting costs, so now it is offered between 4:30 a.m. and 4:35 a.m.)
  • Will the 24-hour café be open if I need to get a bite at 6 a.m.? (Ask the woman in line for the midnight buffet.)


Ah, humans. Such funny creatures.

Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 4 Comments
  1. estan says:

    Hi Nina, I agree, that website is really very helpful and interesting. And because of blogs like this and yours, I’m finally making a travel blog for myself pero I’ll stick to my personal travels as posts muna :)

  2. nina says:

    Yay, more travel blogs to stalk! XD I’m really looking forward to reading about your stories.. dami mo nang napuntahan! :D

  3. estan says:

    thanx nina. and it seems your doing some modifications on the theme. :)

  4. Mike says:

    Thanks so much for the kudos, Nina! I think yours may be the first mini-review someone’s written about my blog and it’s very kind of you.

    I love your new blog design, BTW.


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