Around the World in 80 Days, Day 44: Nigeria, Part 5 – The Fast and the Furious

Yesterday, my last day in Nigeria, began uneventfully.  A rooster in a field near the house where I am staying awakened me as usual.  Unfortunately, it was his habit to awaken me several times during the night.  I am convinced he is blind and has no idea when it is dawn, so he just cock-a-doodles … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 13: List of “Ten Best Countries to Live in” (Supposedly)

In an earlier article, I mentioned that lists ranking the “top” or “best” countries in the world are all over the web.  Well, a friend sent me one today.  It was produced by Condé Nast Traveler and is typical of the genre. This is their list: Norway Australia/Switzerland (tie) [Due to the tie for number … Read more