Mexico: Secrets from a Cesspool

Derek Mexico 10 Comments

Here in Mexico…it’s all dust and drugs…as well as deadly swine flu outbreaks, unrelenting violence, incessant corruption, dangerous third-world transportation, stomach-churning tacos and poisonous drinking water. It’s really just one giant cesspool of a travel destination if you ask me. That is why I urge you, every single one of you, to stay away…as far away as you possibly can. …

Why I Don’t Own a Tie

Derek Everything Else 2 Comments

I hate ties. Once upon a time I did own one. I’ll even admit it was an attractive tie – shiny maroon swirls overlapped with small black squares. I sure did receive my fair share of compliments whenever I wore it, often being labeled a ‘trendsetter’ by my colleagues (although it might have been ‘bed wetter’…I’m not exactly certain). Nonetheless, …

Life is Good in Sayulita, Mexico

Derek Mexico 55 Comments

For anyone who didn’t know, I spent the month of July traveling through Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico. It was another excellent adventure and I’ll get around to writing more about it as soon as I have a chance. But at the moment, I’m living in paradise! I’m in the small village of Sayulita, right on the west coast …

Beware of the Vienna Airport

Derek Everything Else 3 Comments

Just a couple of short months ago I found myself flying from New Delhi, India to Rome, Italy. Naturally, this was not a direct flight. Well, I was perfectly happy to spend 10 hours in an airplane, watching such fine films as Kung Fu Panda, Role Models and the Secret Life of Bees. And then I could stretch my legs …