I Can Make You Famous

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:

  1. Get a bike
  2. Dress up in some colourful gear
  3. Cycle to the places where people don’t care about rubbish TV and Paris Hilton
  4. Learn the words for “Hello” “Please” and “Thank you” in your chosen place
  5. Practise riding with one hand whilst waving
  6. Keep smiling 😉

Hungary Myles

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 »

Hungary Dogs

November 8, 2009

Not so literally. 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 »

Get a Room

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 »

Remember, Remember

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 »

Life By In Road Cafes – Hungary

October 28, 2009

Waiting For The Ferry Across the Danube

Who Let The Dogs Out

October 27, 2009

Literally. Read the rest of this entry »