Tagged: Smoking

Capetown Waterfront and Muizenberg

April 25 I feel like I am turning into a jerk.  I do not mean to be, but my honesty is for sure more than most people are used to. Maybe it is more than most people can handle.  I often feel guilty after I have said something so profoundly honest, and I wish I would not because it is just honesty, but people usually mean well.  But, any tolerance I have for small errors in being a reasonable person...

Otjiwarongo to Walvis Bay: Hitchhiking a Train

April 7 I was up before my friends and I wanted to write my blog in the morning, but by the time I got out of the shower, Tosh and James were away and outside of the tent.  Tosh was smoking.  He told me, “I try to quit every morning!”  This morning seems to have been another failure. Tosh and James told me they had second thoughts about travelling all over Namibia with me.  Money is a bigger factor than...

Mbulu: Sharing Tobacco and Counting Wives

Mbulu: Sharing Tobacco and Counting Wives

Mbulu: Sharing Tobacco and Counting Wives Jan 8 When I went to meet Paulo today, he was wearing an old cowboy hat.  I guess he wanted to show me that he has groovy fashion too.  He looked cool.  His hat has been stitched in many different places to be held together.  He says he is a ‘cowboy-fake.’ It seems to be okay and in good humor in Tanzania to make fun of someone for their physical situation.  Yesterday on the...

Rio de Janeiro Forest: After Ayahuasca

Rio de Janeiro Forest: After Ayahuasca

Rio de Janeiro Forest: After Ayahuasca. March 16. I woke up in my tent at noon.  It was hot.  Sweaty hot.  I packed up my tent and went to find the others.  It was the next day after ayahuasca and everyone was hanging out on the rock.  I felt like an outsider because all I wanted to do was go home.  So, I went to the church where the guitar remained from last night and I played it for a bit...

Rio de Janeiro - Carnaval Partying

Rio de Janeiro: Carnaval Partying

Rio de Janeiro: Carnaval Partying. March 5. Cash, Csilla, Irmante and I met with Scottie, Shanna, and Marie in the afternoon to do some sightseeing.  Scottie told me that he was having a hard time calling the car rental company.  He took the phone number down the the front desk at his hotel to ask some questions and they told him he had been calling the postal code…  Awesome! We had a beer and sightseeing turned into partying instead.  We...

São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro

São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro. February 26. got up at 7:45am to pack at Carolina’s place in São Paulo, Brazil to pack.  I told Carol that I am worried about how my partying and sleeping around is going to bother her and I never want her to feel shitty.  She told me, “Don’t worry about it.  What you have when you are is what you have when you are here, and this is why is works.”  Wow!  Wow…  An awesome...