December 1, 2009
In an age where the monstrosity of pointless celebrities take over our airwaves and headlines; Big Brother, X-Factor and Paris Hilton’s My New Best Friend Forever are just not going to be enough to satisfy the needs of a fame craving population.
I have a solution that may take the pressure off the more traditional methods.
In just 3 months I have become a local celebrity phenomenon from Hungary through half a continent into Turkey.
- Do you want the adoration of screaming kids on bicycles and constant beeping of car and lorry horns?
- Do you want to command free cups of tea and gifts of chocolate from passers-by?
- Do you want to be the center of attention with inquisitive questions and smiles?
- Do you want to be hot property with offers of a private nature and invitations to meet the most highly esteemed local officials?
If the answer to these questions is ‘Yes’ then just follow my secret fame producing instructions:
- Get a bike
- Dress up in some colourful gear
- Cycle to the places where people don’t care about rubbish TV and Paris Hilton
- Learn the words for “Hello” “Please” and “Thank you” in your chosen place
- Practise riding with one hand whilst waving
- Keep smiling 😉
November 9, 2009
Hungary is a brilliant country. I have spent 3 weeks here and there are no complaints except for the lack of dog leads. Read the rest of this entry »
November 7, 2009
I wonder how many countries don’t have a national drink.
Romania – Tuica
Serbia – Rakija (Plum or Pear Brandy)
Brazil – Cachaca
Malta – Kinne (a bit like Dr Pepper\Coke)
El Salvador – Chapparo
Nicaragua – Pinolillo (Made with corn and Chocolate)
Guatemala – Atole De Elote (Corn Drink)
Austrailia – VB Beer
Singapore – Singapore Sling (Cocktail from Raffles Hotel)
Malaysia – Tea (From Cameroon Highlands)
Fiji – Cava
Germany – Beer
Austria – Stroh (Rum)
Greece – Ouzo
Mexico – Tequila
England – Tea
Scotland – Whiskey
Argentina – Mate
Peru – Pisco
Czech Republic – Absinth
Tenerife – Peach Schnapps
Spain – Sangria
France – Champagne
Ireland – Guinness
USA – Jack Daniels and Coca Cola
Russia – Vodka
Japan – Sake or maybe Green Tea Read the rest of this entry »
November 6, 2009
Somebody should mention to this old Hungarian fellow that he is playing footsy with a statue in the middle of the Budapest theatre district. Read the rest of this entry »
November 5, 2009
Budapest as a capital exceeded all my expectations. I was lucky to celebrate my birthday here today: Read the rest of this entry »
October 28, 2009
Waiting For The Ferry Across the Danube