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Funny And Crazy Stories

Some of the funny and crazy stories I’ve experienced on The Happy Nomad Tour

Finding The Real Happy Nomad In Jordan: Mefleh

April 23, 2014

Mefleh Smoking A Cigarette

I have to be honest. I’m a fraud. Not exactly, but I have a confession to make. Although I call myself The Happy Nomad, after meeting a man in Petra, Jordan, I now must revise that to “A Happy Nomad” at best. The man I met, Mefleh, is truly a happy nomad in every sense […]

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My Biggest Screw Up As A Couchsurfer

March 31, 2014

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I’ve couchsurfed extensively on The Happy Nomad Tour. It’s a way to meet locals everywhere I go, not stay in sterile, boring hostels, and save money. So far I’ve had tons of positive experiences, making friends for life along the way. In Ecuador I accidentally broke a pot’s lid and I had to replace it. […]

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How The Happy Nomad Tour Rolls – Patience

February 5, 2014

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Many people have asked me how I could just leave my job and seemingly travel perpetually. How can I afford it? How do you find places to stay for free all the time? How do you find places to volunteer? All questions I’ve received by email, and now I’m sharing the secrets in a series […]

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Working With A Breathworker For The First Time

November 3, 2013

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While in Cyprus I had the opportunity to work with a breathworker for the first time. To summarize, breathworkers help people connect within (the soul, cousciousness, whatever you want to call it) and work through their issues. It’s all natural, no plants or drugs are used, and it’s truly something to experience. There are many […]

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A Love Letter To Halloumi Cheese

September 24, 2013

Halloumi On The Grill

Oh halloumi, you dazzled me with your salty brine goodness during my three months in Cyprus. Your high melting point sets you apart from your cheese brethren, being the only cheese you can grill. Likewise, no acid is needed in your preparation because, in the words of Bruno mars, you are amazing just the way […]

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Trying Not To Die Before Leaving India

August 27, 2013

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I woke up on a Monday morning. Something was wrong. I felt weird. Something didn’t feel right. I dizzily stumbled to the bathroom and had some diarrhea. After being in India this long, a one-off session of diarrhea was nothing abnormal. I then stumbled back to the mattress on the floor that I called home […]

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Celebrating Holi, The Festival Of Colors, In Delhi, India

August 25, 2013

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Holi is a Hindu festival celebrated primarily in Northern India and Nepal. It’s called the festival of colors and by no means does it disappoint. Holi is celebrated as one of the many good triumphing over evil stories in Hinduism. In this case, a devotee of Lord Vishu triumphing over Holika (where the term Holi […]

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Photo Friday – The Worst Toilet Paper Brand Name In The World – Debrecen, Hungary

August 9, 2013

The Worst Toilet Paper Brand Name In The World - Taken 7-Aug-2013 - Debrecen, Hungary

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Crashing A Several Thousand Year Old Cult’s Festival In Kannur, India

July 30, 2013

Ready To Roll

My friend asked if I wanted to see a “Theyyam.” Whatever the case may be, living a life maximizing experiences, I always say yes. My goodness. I had no idea what I was in store for. We arrived to see a couple hundred people gathered around a temple. Drummers were playing rhythmic beats and everyone […]

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Catching A Train To The Wrong City In The Middle Of Nowhere

June 30, 2013

My Savior And Angel

It’s an honest mistake to make. How many cities could be named Bokaro in India? The answer, of course, is more than one and here’s the story (and if you’re curious, within 43km there are three different cities that start with the word Bokaro). As an Indian you have to reserve train tickets far in […]

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Burmese Kindness Series: Here, You Take My Sandals

June 18, 2013

My Foot Gloves

Myanmar, without a doubt, was one of the most interesting places I have visited. Apart from the beauty of the countryside and omnipresent temples, the wonderful people make this place unforgettable. In this series of articles, I share five short stories of small acts of kindness to give an insight into the heart of the Burmese […]

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Burmese Kindness Series: Getting Hijacked By Stealth Bike Repair Ninjas

June 5, 2013

Fixing My Bike

Myanmar, without a doubt, was one of the most interesting places I have visited. Apart from the beauty of the countryside and omnipresent temples, the wonderful people make this place unforgettable. In this series of articles, I share five short stories of small acts of kindness to give an insight into the heart of the Burmese […]

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Burmese Kindness Series: So Wait, I’m Not A Piece Of Meat Here?

May 22, 2013

With The Cycle Rickshaw Driver

Myanmar, without a doubt, was one of the most interesting places I have visited. Apart from the beauty of the countryside and omnipresent temples, the wonderful people make this place unforgettable. In this series of articles, I share five short stories of small acts of kindness to give an insight into the heart of the Burmese […]

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Burmese Kindness Series: Six Simple Words From An Angel

May 13, 2013

With The Doctor

Myanmar, without a doubt, was one of the most interesting places I have visited. Apart from the beauty of the countryside and omnipresent temples, the wonderful people make this place unforgettable. In this series of articles, I share five short stories of small acts of kindness to give an insight into the heart of the Burmese […]

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Burmese Kindness Series: Where The Heck Is General Aung San’s House?

April 29, 2013

Aung San's House And Museum

Myanmar, without a doubt, was one of the most interesting places I have visited. Apart from the beauty of the countryside and omnipresent temples, the wonderful people make this place unforgettable. In this series of articles, I share five short stories of small acts of kindness to give an insight into the heart of the Burmese […]

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A Wimp’s Guide To Taking A Cold Shower

April 20, 2013

Mohawk In The Shower

I think I’ve taken more cold showers than heated showers thus far on The Happy Nomad Tour. I’ve developed a bit of a system since I’m a wimp when it comes to the cold despite growing up in extremely cold Cleveland, Ohio. So, here is a wimp’s guide to taking a cold shower should you […]

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Monkeying Around At Breakfast Time

April 6, 2013

Monkey Invasion

What to do when monkeys descend on your friend’s house in Ahmedabad, India? Take lots of pictures.. Enjoy!

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