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Steve Strommer

sub-editor of Polo's Bastards.

Ni hau, Shay shay, Ma ma hoo hoo

My circadian rhythms are screwed. I’m a ghost walking around. Most normal folk are asleep, but for me it’s about 4pm not am. It’s fine line of waking and sleep. No amount of mouthwash will get rid of the lingering taste of the rice whisky from the night before. Earlier I popped two 12 hour…

Another level of Hell

Some prefer to travel alone, and for very good reasons. The adage of “Two is company, three is a crowd” is very true. Travel by committee can be quite disconcerting for the extremely independent. I’ve done some small trips alone, but for the most part my travel, and I’ll be treading dangerous waters here, but…

Going the way we aint supposed to

Years of travel around the world and this is what it’s come to. Slogging it, roughing it, toughing it out. All the trials and tribulations, discoveries and inspirations will soon be handed to me on a silver spoon, courtesy of the organized tour. It wasn’t completely unwittingly that I’ve painted myself into this corner, no…

It only gets a little easier

While my first aid kit pales in comparison to Dr. Dave’s and more than likely my travel insurance coverage is woefully lacking, I have in recent years made the procurement and possession of both items a mandatory ritual before each trip. There are a couple of reasons for this.

Medical Emergency Abroad

Anything can happen. Rob wrote an article earlier about getting good medical advice before a trip. Adding to that topic, what happens when something more than a case of the trots comes up? I think it is wise to prepare for as many contingencies as possible, considering of course, the practicality of carrying the stuff…