I’m posting this from Oslo, Norway. I’m here enjoying my first Scandinavian city in great company and with traditional food. Or at least that’s what I’m imagining, because as I write this it’s five days before my trip. I’m using the Schedule function for the first time. For all I know, as you read this my host might be busy cooking my still-warm corpse to serve to his friends as a Halloween treat.
I’m not hardcore enough to take my laptop with me these few days to write a “live” post, plus I refuse to pay Ryanair for a baggage allowance, but I didn’t want you to go without a post. So I’ve scoured the Web for a few great posts you can enjoy in my absence. I enjoyed them so I think you will too.
1. Travel Angst. It’s a rant about Lonely Planet travellers and it’s full of rage and bitterness. I thought it was funny. You go make your own mind up and don’t forget to come back here afterwards. Chirpy loves you.
2. An Open Letter to People Who Write Online Reviews. Online reviews, we all look at them, by accident or design. But are they actually useful?
Please do remember to come back here after checking those posts out. Chirpy loves you and he wants you back.
For those of you who hate these “reblogging” type posts, and think them link-baiting nuisances, please forgive dear old Chirpy here. I have a good excuse — I’m out getting new material (if I survive the cannibalist intentions of my Norwegian host, you’ll get a great post on my return).
Also, do you know how difficult it is to find great travel writing to suit the light-hearted soul?! Took me altogether too long to find these two gems. For that reason, I’m asking for your suggestions — know any great funny posts/blogs concerning travel? Yes, I’m basically giving you permission to shamelessly plug your own blog if you want. I’ll set up a page dedicated to other funny travel sites/blogs for my favourites.