Party in Darkness

Klenova castle is scary. Built in 1291 it predates the Bodiam Castle by about 100 years but differs in one significant way. While Bodiam was built to protect against French invaders Klenova looks like it was built to protect from Witches, Werewolves, Succubi, and anything else that is haunting the dark gloomy forest just outside the castle walls.
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London Town Navigation

London Town Navigation

Getting off the underground carrying just under a ton in baggage I looked around for the third member of our team. Normally looking for a smug man in a v-neck t-shirt is enough. Unfortunately, there were about 6 such men and wearing tight shorts to boot. “Oh London, as a cultural beacon of humanity you could do better.”
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Rancid Shark

Forgive me. I wasn’t correct when I said everything in Iceland is expensive. In fact, for about $1.50 you can buy all the shark meat you could ever eat and then some.

This shark meat, comes from a Greenland shark that is buried for 9 months until it is rancid, smells like stale urine in sweaty socks, and can be bought at the local flea market on Saturdays.

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Westman Island (Part 3)

Note:This is part three of a three part story. Make sure to read them from the beginning of part one!

So the stench.

The word is still out on what causes it, but the prevailing theory is rotten fish and bird droppings. This smell isn’t constant so one cannot get used to it. Instead it blows in just as you start trying to breath in through your nose.

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