Here it is... one of kind.... a travel story not about... me! Finally, at the End of Season 1! It's about a 15 year old Chicano boy named Alejandro Chavez, my "mentee", and the bus trip he took across the US-Tijuana border in 1995.
Alex, as he like to be called, told me this story, and I've tried to capture it here. I think it's a love story about the distance between cultures and countries, in our modern age of... President Trump and all the challeges of immigration. I also think it's a...
This episode finds Trules chugging up the Mighty Mekong River, on a flat-top, tin-roof, diesel-puffing dinosaur, from northern Thailand to southern Laos, metaphorically and musically searching for mad Mr. Kurtz, from Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness", and of course, more recently adapted by Francis Ford Coppola into his film, "Apocalypse Now", where Kurtz is notoriously played by mad Marlon Brando.
Amsterdam, Christmas 2013 This is also one of my favorite episodes.
And.... I know, I know...
1 - I haven't yet released any podcast stories about traveling in Europe.
2- Every traveler has been to Amsterdam.
But c'mon, how can I not have a travel story about Amsterdam? With its old world cobblestoned streets, romantic canals, mind-expanding coffee shops, garish red light district, friendly open air markets, Indonesian food, historic churches, and its one and only, Anne Frank...