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The Mozambican Visa Expedition: Part 2

Visa in hand, all that remained was to buy my bus tickets. It was far less painful and time consuming. I was good to go, bus for that night, now to try and get a minibus taxi home. I was unable to find the taxis to my neighborhood. Again, three people (two of them taxi drivers) send me to the wrong place. Apparently there is a South African law against admitting you don’t know where a place is.

taxis, Mozambique, Durban, borders, public transportation, assholes, South Africa

Read More Posted By: David 8/14/2010

I Returned

I boarded a plane with an expected 20 combined hours of flight travel. I spent 8 hours in airports, 6 in the Johannesburg bus station fearing for my pockets, 12 in a train to the Mozambique border, 4 in taxis waiting to leave, cross, and arrive in Maputo. I spent the next 3 walking lost around a new city, a new country.

Maputo, Mozambique, Rio de Janeiro, borders, public transportation, cities

Read More Posted By: Brendon 7/25/2010

Holding the Tongue

As we rode the bus up and out of the city on Wednesday, the oranges and browns of the bricks and mortars disappeared, replaced by the greens and yellows of the countryside. I recognized the road almost immediately as the one I bussed in on nearly 2 months ago and my mind wandered to that eventful series of days...

taxis, Salto Angel, borders, shopping, public transportation, Venezuela, Colombia

Read More Posted By: Brendon 10/10/2009

Belem to Venezuela, Part 4

Overcast and early, we arrived in Boa Vista to find the next bus leaving for Venezuela at 12 noon. Having read the following in the Lonely Planet, I ventured into town to take care of business:

borders, Brasil, Venezuela

Read More Posted By: Brendon 8/28/2009

Crossing the Border to Hell

Alright you have to excuse me while I put a little rant down on paper. As the namesake implies it is about border crossings and how they are the incarnation of an idea formulated by the devil himself.

Costa Rica, borders, Panama

Read More Posted By: Jason 1/26/2009

back to borders

So there I was in what is probably the dumpiest, sketchiest place I've stated in, yet (and perhaps ever). I went for the single bed as time again has proven bunk beds to be mostly noise. I switched in the middle of the night, proven wrong. Plus there weren't springs stuck in my back anymore. I was forced to pee on my tippy toes in socks for fear of the over zealous fungi. Three times that night.

Costa Rica, borders, Bocas del Toro, public transportation, buses, Panama

Read More Posted By: Brendon 1/23/2009

Border Towns Meet Tropical Storms

This is a survival guide. Some day you could find yourself stuck in that little town between the big city and the closed border (due to flooding) and you will thank me for this little piece of wisdom... So without further ado...

borders, San Ignacio, weather, Belize

Read More Posted By: Jason 10/25/2008

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