We bussed five and a half hours from Singapore to KL and four more from Hat Yai to Krabi without trouble. The ride that unhinged us took only an hour. What would you have done differently?I would advise, for a start, not telling the travel agent at Kata Beach exactly what you're looking for, or in other words making it incredibly easy for her to lie for a quick sale....more

Mangalore to Udupi, Or How Not To Travel In India

This is part of a series of posts on the...more

Man Stabbed, Decapitated on Canadian Greyhound Bus: Should We Increase Bus Security?

In Canada we like to believe that violent crime does not happen but of course it does. Sensationally violent crimes, however, are so infrequent that they are not part of our collective consciousness. When I got up this morning and heard the news that a man had stabbed and decapitated another passenger on a Greyhound bus in Manitoba I was stunned and horrified. This should not happen in Canada. This should not happen anywhere. ...more

Security is one issue with it's own crest of complexities. The true nature of the problem ...more