Monthly Archives: June 2010

And From That Day On, They Called Her ‘Grammatador’ [Bad Asses]

Posted by Christian DeBenedetti in Bad Asses, Close Calls, European Delights, Human Sacrifice, La France, Run or Die, When Animals Attack | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

I was on vacation in France in September 1999 when my friends and I headed south to a wonderful small town called St. Remy de Provence.  We happened to arrive just before their “Ancient Festival” in late
September where the locals, dressed in traditional outfits, … Continue reading


A Ballad of Baby Seal Steak and $9 Doritos [Off The Map]

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St. Paul is a barren, five-by-seven-mile speck of rock in the middle of Alaska’s Bering Sea, the largest of five tiny islands collectively known as the Pribilofs. I found myself there last winter—ostensibly to report on the Coast Guard helicopter … Continue reading


India Hour One [Hotel Hell]

Posted by Christian DeBenedetti in Drive Like Hell, Hotel Hell, India, Road Warriors, The Old Bait and Switch | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

APRIL 18, 2010…After 25+ hours of traveling, my mom and I made it to Delhi from Denver. I was going to volunteer for three weeks, and roped her into a week of sightseeing first.  Although we consider ourselves seasoned travelers, … Continue reading