I was gallivanting on the internet reading some travel writing when I stumbled upon a few award winning write-ups. Interestingly, the awards had a ‘Bad Trip Category’ on the journeys that have gone bad. It was something new to me and caught my eye, and I ended up reading a couple of those stories. Indeed, these were well written pieces that were on travels that were eventually not-so-enjoyable. The story on Eiffel Tower is worth a read, and there are a few more.
In fact the Eiffel Tower story is a rather sad one, but sometimes bad experiences can make into hilarious reading, especially when they are harmless incidences like having to live up to a rat walking on your body in the middle of the night in your hotel or having to live with frequent visits to restroom for a day or two. And when it comes to such writings, it is Mark Moxon whom I remember. Read his stories on falling sick in Rajasthan or trying to find a seat on the train from Siliguri to Varanasi and you can’t help but see yourself laughing out. Moxon’s site is full of writings that is often funny and also insightful. Do take a look.
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