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Travels with my Rant

Travels with my Rant

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by Martin Edge
“Travels with my Rant” describes my wanderings around some of the more obscure bits of East Timor, the Indonesian islands of Nusa Tenggara, Sulawesi and Borneo, Central America and parts of India. It is a series of travellers tales about uncomfortable and sometimes slightly worrying journeys, sometimes in places which few other western touros reach.


“Travels with my Rant” describes my wanderings around some of the more obscure bits of East Timor, the Indonesian islands of Nusa Tenggara, Sulawesi and Borneo, Central America and parts of India. It is a series of travellers tales about uncomfortable and sometimes slightly worrying journeys, sometimes in places which few other western touros reach.

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"Travels with my Rant"Most of my writing is about my travels. Mostly very slow travels. For some years now I've been plodding round the seas of northern Europe aboard a small sailing boat. To date I've published three accounts of these trips.For years I poked around in some of the more obscure parts of some developing countries, hitch-hiking and travelling by boat, train and bus. Some of the buses were slower than my boat. The record was 12 hours to go 11 miles in the Shan State in northern Burma. I'll soon be publishing two volumes entitled "Travels with my Rant" and "The Front of Beyond". These will include tales about hopping across dodgy borders in places like East Timor and Nicaragua.Whilst travel may broaden some minds and narrow others, travelling slowly and alone changes your perspective on the world around you. I like to think it hones the senses and heightens the critical faculties. Others have agreed that yes, it does make me rant on and on about everything.My travel writings are not gripping tales of derring-do and one man's survival in a savage wilderness against all the odds. I am, in fact, something of a wimp. Neither do they consciously seek to maintain the mythology and exoticism of travel to far flung parts.The fact is that more or less everywhere on earth people wear jeans and ride scooters. The documentary makers must have a hell of a job editing the world so that it's full of tribal head-dresses and loin cloths. Culture shock isn't all it's cracked up to be and nowhere on the planet is as alien as it appears to be from a distance. Except Manchester of course.I've tried to give a flavour of the places I've visited and to discuss those aspects of their landscape, environment, people, culture, economy and politics which make them interesting.There's more on my web page at edge.me.uk/index.htm. This includes a pile of more academic papers written while I was Head of Research of the Architecture School in Aberdeen.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*highly *tendencies *anyways
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay. So, my rant is a little different than the few below that I have read. But, it's out this boy. His name is Jake. The thing is, he is my boyfriend. But it's long distance of about two hours. Soo, about Jake. He got his phone taken away and I haven't been able to talk to him since September 19th. Phone is our only source of communication. Let's see..a little information about Jake and I. We met on Kik last year and then started talking over the phone. We started dating in February 2014. There started to be a time where vhe just started ignoring me, in July 2014. We eventually broke up that month, it was really hard on both of us, I must say. Buut, we continued to be friends otherwise and got back together this September. And, I haven't talked to him for almost a month, it is really hard to not be able to talk to the person you absolutely care about the most. It's strange how deep you can fall in love with someone you haven't met yet. But, we are planning on meeting up and hanging out sometime. We have talked about spending the rest of our lives together, which would be fabulous. He's just...he is perfect. Anywhooo, thanks for wasting your time to read about the most important thing going on in my life right now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Okay. I haven't done a rant in a while, but its time to start one. Yes, I have slu<_>tted off with alot of people. I'm not afraid to admit it. You wonder why I'm single? Because guys are smart to not date a sl<_>ut. U.U Also, I higly doubt someone would be able to date me without getting hurt. I can only manage to keep a relationship when I truely love that person. To me, its only happened all of....... Three times. I loved them, and they cheated. On me. But we're not going to talk about my slu<_>tty-ness, now are we? No. All I'm asking for is for you people, who write the 'TO (Someone)' Sh<_>it, and the 'TO ALL' sh<_>it, qnd say how sl<_>utty someone is, who fu<_>cked who, who likes who, all that other sh<_>it, if you're too pu<_>ssy to how that person or people your name, don't even say it! Let that person drown in their own mistakes. They are none of your concern. Hell yeah, it may hurt. Being me and my Sucidal and Homicidal tendencys, sure! I get pissed. But not everyones perfect. So what, I've fu<_>cked people. Does it really matter? A big deal would be if I cheat on someone, or That person I fu<_>cked uses me to cheat on a person I knew nothing about, but seriously! Leave those people alone. Let them be who they want to be. Let them take care of them selves, because I sure as hell don't want to deal with it. I never cheat on anyone. Ever. I never tell secrets, either. I may not seem like the most trusting person, but what is told to be kept in here...." Taps her head with her finger. "Stays in here. I'm not one to say things that don't need to be, nor want to be said. So, dear all thise pu<_>ssy licking snobs who love to stalk peoples personal books and tell the world about what goes on and where, gi fu<_>ck yourself! You're mighty sick to watch that sh<_>it, or to even follow a person to their book with someone! Get over yourselves. If you know its wrong, then don't even do it. A'ight? Now let me b who I wanna be. Also, another topic. Nook dating. I'm pretty sure I'm done with it. With the exception of three or four guys, if they ever ask me out. But whats the point in NOOK dating? You guys, no matter how long you will remain together, will break up anywase. e.e We even bother? Steal a few kisses or two, get relief in a person you think you love, have 'Children', and think its all good, until you want more and more, and cheat on her/him. We're almost all heartbreakers. We will have probably dated everyone on the NOOK by the time this RolePlay dies out. So, just enjoy yourselves. Go ahead, get married, if thats what you wish to do, but I hardly see a point in any of it... really. You'll just beating yourself up. So, thats it for me today. My name is Rose, You've just read my rant, and I proudly admit I'm a sl<_>ut. Goodbye. U.U" She slips everyone off, walking out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just thought of this when I seen a post, this will help some of your keep friends. -.- I hate it when people just break up and like that they are over it or they hate the person. You shouldn't keep going to people because once you that people will not date you. When a guy goes to girl after girl that tends to pi<_>ss girl off. Ever think of that? Showing that you do that means you never cared about them anyways, and you will pay for that because karma is a bit<_>ch. Learn that now. I am sick and tired of seeing post of where they just told one girl they liked them, but whn they didn't like them back they go straight for another girl. I bet a lot of you are like that and I know a few. Take a hint, girls don't like when guys do that. Girls tell other girls about that kind of stuff and where are you still standing? Between a bunch of girls that can beat your ass. Stop flirting with every single girl out there, it's sickening. Karma will come straight back at you and bite you in the ass when you least expect it. Another thing, don't try to make a girl jealous because seriouslt it is pathetic. You seem like a damn fool and when they know what's going on you seem like a complete idiot. When you break up with someone don't be a wuss and make your friends do the things you are afraid to do. T.T Bye, that is my rants.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So it's like one in the morning but This came to me. It's about grammar, spelling, and suicide. So if this is gonna offend you, please don't read it............ Okay. We all have those days in which we really don't feel like keeping up with the grammar ad spelling. Right? But what about the hopeless idiots who always alway always spell things wrong and use text talking. It is an insult to RolePlay and gives all us a terrible name. Ad calling it cyber bullying. Wow. Just wow.I mean what is the point if no one can read what you happen to be typing.. What's the point. And the people who contemplate suicide very five minutes. They always are like, no one cares about me. People do care but when you keep saying it again and again no one cares anymore because they know you won't follow throough. Yeah we get you have problems. Tell someone. Get advice and leave it at that. We really don't care if you broke up with your boyfriend and are commiting suicide over it. And reapeating things over and over and just coming back doesn't help any either. We pity you but seriously. It isn't fair. Have you guys seen wat peop are writing about us? Just stop. O.o