I’ve learned from the locals that when bombs go off in Beirut you do one of three things: Start drinking heavily (even MORE heavily than usual). Get the hell out of town. Both.

I’ve never had a driver take a selfie while exiting the freeway at top speed before and I think for a moment how sad it would be if the word “selfie” was the last thing I heard.

Whenever I’m about to set out on an exotic trip somewhere, I frequently get comments like: “How can you afford to travel so much?”