Most Memorable Experiences

Traveling only becomes really interesting when you take risks or do something unexpected. On this page I will list all those funny things that made the trip unforgettable.

* Giving a Jaipuri bike rickshaw driver a ride in his own vehicle. He was sitting in the passenger seat,

* Crashing a wedding in Pokhara, Nepal and being invited to dance

* Entering a men-only bar in Varanasi, India. And pratically being thrown out.

* Playing air-trumpet with a band at the Kumbh Mela, Allahabad, India

* Making whole Hindu families pose as “the bird” (one leg in the air, arms out) for photos at the Kumbh Mela, Allahabad, India

* Visiting a old Tibetan lady in Tagong, Kham. We spent an hour chatting in her little house. We spoke Spanish, she spoke Tibetan. We couldn’t understand one word that the other was saying. But we had a great time and laughed a lot.

* Hanging out at a Mahjong Club for deaf people in Xi’an, China. Communicating with hands and gestures was much easier than trying to make yourself understood to the hearing Chinese.

* Getting sprayed in the eye by a flying cockroach at a bar in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. FYI, it smelled like cilantro and left a burn mark that lasted for days.

*  Being bombarded by hundreds of birds in Kandy, Sri Lanka. At dusk, thousands of birds gather in the tall trees around the lake. As if on a signal, they all start pooping at the same time. Splat, splat, splat. We had to run to get out of there.

* Paying $650 for a lunch in Singapore. We were traveling on a max $50/day/per person budget, so that really hurt

* Eating the milk “skin” off freshly boiled milk in a ger in Mongolia. It’s thick, creamy and does not taste good. You just have to eat it to be polite.

* Stopping by small villages in Samosir Island. They were surprised when we just drove in on our motorbike, but everyone welcomed us into their houses, or we just sat around laughing with the locals. No language necessary.

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