Why I'm Not In Kyrgyzstan

Why I’m Not In Kyrgyzstan Right Now

Derek Kyrgyzstan, Travel Tales, Ukraine 49 Comments

On July 18th, I was sitting at a cafe in Bucharest talking to a fellow traveler, Jeremy, from TheWorldOrBust.com, when he randomly mentioned that Pegasus Airlines, a budget airline based out of Turkey, was offering extremely cheap airfares from Bucharest to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Interesting. Upon hearing this piece of news, I decided to double-check his claim and …

travel hygiene

Travel Hygiene: Are Travelers Dirty, Dirty People?

Derek Travel Tips & Advice 70 Comments

Often times, whenever I tell someone that I have been traveling, living and working around the world for the past 13 years or so, I receive a very similar response. It begins with a “Hmm…” and continues with a “You don’t look like someone who has been traveling for 13 years!” At that point, I’ll ask for some clarification. And …