Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Ten Things I’ve Done That You (Probably) Haven’t

Aidan Doyle posted his list of ten things he had done that the rest of us (probably) haven't.

Here's my list:

  • Been teargassed by the Ecuadorean army
  • Been rescued from near-drowning by holidaying Dutch policemen in Cuba
  • Entered the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Exclusion Zone
  • Been outdrunk in shots of vodka by an 84-year-old Russian babushka
  • Had a song composed about me and sung to me by a bunch of villagers in Sulawesi, Indonesia
  • Received free treatment in an Iraqi hospital
  • Spent the night sleeping (really!) in a brothel in the Sahel, Mali, West Africa
  • Found my name in the credits of popular Mac open source software
  • Arrived at an airport without knowing what country I was in
  • Pretended to be a foreigner in my own country due to acute embarrassment at forgetting which side of the road to drive on ("Sorry, I am comink from Germany. We drive on the wrong side.")