Monthly Archives: April 2013

Radiation survival kit

Radiation survival kit

Radiation Survival Kit – So you decided to visit North Korea anyways despite all the warnings and now are kicking yourself… Don’t despair, this handy kit can come in very handy should the brown stuff hit the fan. It comes with a N95 Alpha Protech respirator to prevent the inhalation of radioactive debris particles along with the proven protectionof a bottle of 28 65mg tablets of RadBlock Potassium Iodide.

 

Trip of the day – North Korea

North Korean Arm

North Korea – It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Okay maybe just the worst of times, unless you’re Dennis Rodman. I think to be honest, North Korea is going to stay on my “phucket list” for now. Just in case you’re wondering, my “phuket list” is just like the “bucket list” except opposite. For the record, I love to visit new places, meet new people, get a nice tan, but I have a feeling that if you travel towards North Korea anytime soon, you’re more likely to get radiation burns than a sunburn. Hopefully diplomacy is the word of the day though, and we can all just be friends at sometime in the not too distant future.

Super Glue – The travelers friend

Super Glue

Super Glue – I was just reading about the many uses of super glue. One of the better uses besides just gluing broken stuff, was the fact that it can be used on cuts just like instant stiches.  I started researching it in the first place because a friends dog accidentally ran over some glass and cut it’s paw open the other day. It was dificult to put any kind of bandage on, due to the dog just wanting to have nothing to do with the bandage or the Hello Kitty bandaid they were trying to put on it… Well I started looking at different options and I ran across this article on a guy who uses super glue on his terrier dogs.  http://terriermandotcom.blogspot.com/2006/05/superglue.html  On top of that I ran across this other article where a lady has used super glue on multiple occasions to glue the crown back into place on her tooth while traveling to avoid having to go to the dentist in the middle of the trip. All I know, is that if super glue is good enough for Vietnam medics to glue cut livers out in the field, and it’s good enough to fix holes and cuts in dogs, then it’s good enough for me the next time I get a little cut if I’m out in the woods or traveling off the beaten path. I’m definitely going to be adding this to my first aid kit instead of some Hello Kitty band-aids that’s for sure.

Trip of the day – La Rambla, Barcelona Spain

 

La Rambla, Barcelona Spain – In 2012 I had a chance to visit Barcelona. My friend and I had chosen a hostel that was pretty close to La Rambla, the first thing we did was walk down the main street and of course we saw the market right away. So as soon as we checked in and ditched our bags, we decided to check it out. By far one of the coolest and one of the largest markets that I’ve been to. I’d say probably one of the highlights of the trip just because of all the variety, colors, smells, and of course tastes. La Rambla also has some pretty interesting looking street performers. One more thing to add, while we were walking around the second day we watched as a slightly rough looking lady bumped into a local and tried to steal something from her. The local lady then started screaming at the top of her lungs “ladrona” which apparently means thief in Spanish. So make sure to stay aware while you’re taking in the sights if you get a chance to check it out.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” Mark Twain

Chinese countryside