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Thoughts on the Impending Birth of My Baby Son
Bassinets. Bouncers. Ladies walking with prams. Big tacky cars with baby signs. Baby formula in supermarket aisles. Debates about breastfeeding in public and government paid parental leave. These were all things that I previously filtered out of my everyday conscious as background noise. Now another world has opened up before me.
It wasn’t until 20-something party-travel writer Vince Gibbs was getting sick of the European party scene, and travelling up the coast of Portugal, that he thought about giving the beers a rest and waxing up a stick. The results were epic. Here’s how you can do it too.
12 Unusual Encounters with Weird and Wonderful Americans
Tea Baggers. The Westboro Baptists. Donald Trump. Americans are a weird bunch. They’re also wonderfully diverse. So I just know I’m in for some unusual encounters with the locals whenever I book a ticket to the States. Here’s some of the more memorable ones.
I watch the sun set over the American South from my sleeper compartment. The train ploughs headlong into the night, and the clickety-clack of the tracks is hypnotic. I will myself not to fall asleep, because I know that Memphis is fast approaching.