8
Feb
2016
8

Panic attack in Afghanistan

Originally posted on Global Hobo.  One sunny afternoon, early December in central Kabul, I find myself being escorted to the back door of a beaten-up four-wheel drive by a man with an assault rifle. It’s the first time since arriving in Afghanistan that I’m going somewhere without a trusted chaperon,...
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5
Feb
2016
11

Face to face with William the crocodile

I’ve never had much time for crocodiles, they strategise your murder before eating you, which I think is pretty evil. Also, they can dwell on land and in the water, which makes them auto ten times scarier than Jaws and his mates. Don’t even get me started on the fact that they’re closely related to what...
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19
Jan
2016
7

V Ratus: I had my vagina smoked

I was very busy in Bali in January; drinking, writing and maintaining my vagina’s hygiene and happiness. It was a pretty intrusive experience, not so much the smokey sauna part where my girl got suffocated by the exhaust of burning fruit, but more the pressure-point leg massage that kind of turned me on...
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26
Dec
2015
5

Merry Christmas ya filthy animals

Dear Whoever You Are, MERRY FLIPPING CHRISTMAS, HAPPY BLOODY BOXING DAY AND A CRACKING NEW YEAR TO YOU. While you’re here hanging out on my website, I’d like to take the opportunity to say thank you for being a Comfort is for Wimps reader. Writing this blog is my passion because not...
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30
Sep
2015
3

I Tinder dated on Skype

I received a Tinder message from the muscliest man on Tinder asking me very formally not to score him on subtlety, but would I be interested in some casual fun. I said ‘Hi Invalesco,’ (because that is his Tinder name) ‘in theory I probably am but I might be too much...
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24
Sep
2015
11

I’m sorry, Gentle Giant.

I’m kind of a bad person. Well I’m not, I have feelings which include – but are not limited to – sensitivity, empathy and guilt. It’s just that sometimes I get a little lost in the entertainment side of my blog, and perhaps share humorous content at the expense of others. Which...
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8
Sep
2015
8

The 28-year-old performance artist in Ljubljana

I recently met with Jurij – pronounced YUR-IE – in his home city of Ljubljana – pronounced L-YOOB-LY-AH-NAH – in Slovenia – pronounced SLOVENIA. It’s not a country I had ever really given much thought to; a tiny former Yugoslav nation, with a population barely over 2 million. The capital, L-YOOB-LY-AH-NAH, is around 300,000 Slovenians strong;...
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18
Aug
2015
6

5 comfort zones to be breached

I’m not an owl or anything, but here is some wise advice about ya comfort zones. Think of it as chilli and don’t be afraid to use it to spice the bejeezus out of your life. Choose poverty-infested over tourist-infested The emotions stirred from seeing a grubby barefooted child begging into car...
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29
Sep
2014
1

I was into ouija boards and witchcraft

Due to my extremely comfortable weekend mostly under the influence of alcohol, the zones bordering my comfort were barely considered. So for this week’s entry, please enjoy a little taste of how much of a weirdo I was as an early teen. It’s fantastically gross. To start off the cringe-worthy tale, have a...
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30
Aug
2014
1

You’re an ass, Santorini

Fira, the main town on the island of Santorini in Greece, is everything they say it is and more. You can pretty much make a postcard out of any photo you take unless it’s a selfie and you’re hideous. It’s a spectacular whitewashed village astoundingly sitting on the edge of a massive cliff...
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1
Jun
2014
3

Taking my top off in Turkey

‘Oh Istanbul, lovely. What are you going to do while you’re there?’ they asked me. ‘The mosques?’ ‘Yes’ I replied. ‘The markets?’ ‘Of course.’ ‘The Turkish Baths?’ ‘Oh? Maybe…do tell me more.’ I had the picture painted for me – massages, saunas, aromatherapy, healing of body via warm water and...
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