Wanna see my bouncy castle?

^^ This pickup phrase is almost as cool as my own (which I, in turn, borrowed from Zaphod Beeblebrox himself, along with his underwear). Except, I might actually never find my spaceship, while Thomas definitely can show you his bouncy castle. Meet Thomas who calls himself the Bouncy Castle Ambassador. ‘My mission is to bring…

Prester John and Arthur Rimbaud chewing khat

My wisdom is as scorned as chaos. What is my nothingness To the stupor that awaits you? –A. Rimbaud In the Middle Ages, when good Christians from Vatican discovered that all their knights had been slaughtered in fanatic Crusades against good Muslims, they had to resort to the world of imagination in order to keep…

The longer way

One of the most exciting things about travelling is travelling. The very process of transition, moving from point A to point Z. This is probably the only disadvantage of TARDIS: by default it doesn’t give you a sense of time and space (paradoxically!), nor a proper aerial view from the window because of the vortex…

Travelling in Azerbaijan for free

…has proven itself to be almost impossible. Most of the people come to visit Azerbaijan by crossing the border from Georgia. Georgia spoils you. In Georgia, like the old Soviet movies show us (‘Kidnapping – Georgian style’ etc.), people only want two things from you: drink more and eat more. They catch you even before…