GoNOMAD Writer Profiles
Bill Pfeffer is a successful artist and aspiring travel writer who lives in Northern California.
In October of 2007, Bill and his wife Marge quit their jobs and headed off to Asia where they began a twelve month around the world adventure, notable by the fact that all travel was overland - from the island of Bali up to Beijing, across Mongolia and Russia on the train, down through Eastern Europe to Rome, then back up to The Netherlands, finally returning to America a year later on the Polish freighter Isadora.
Bill says "Not sure how long we'd even last, this voyage exceeded our expectations, brought a new perspective to our lives, and primed us for further explorations around the world."
Stories and photos by Bill Pfeffer:
“Brand new Toyota. I’m not Mafia.”
With this odd introduction, the handsome Cambodian with the Chiclet teeth shadowed our dusty trek down the stretch of landscape that connects the Thai town of Poipet to the Cambodian settlement of Aranyaprathet, a barren wasteland where beggars and touts compete in an outdoor gauntlet of destitution and opportunity.
Determined to travel around the world overland, we rejected the one-hour flight from Bangkok and opted to hire a private car to Siem Reap. Shielding my eyes while shooing away flies, I jealously traced the jet trail above, and questioned the wisdom of this decision.
If Znojmo were any more anonymous, the Federal Witness Protection Program would stash all their people here. In fact, it would not surprise me to discover Jimmy Hoffa running the pension next to our hotel.
Not even mentioned in the Lonely Planet guide, Znojmo is an inconspicuous and little visited destination apart from the trendy and popular towns of Prague and Cesky Krumlov.
Three hours south of Prague, and an hour and a half north of Vienna, this spotless village in the Czech Republic territory of Moravia flirts with its neighbor Austria in the midst of a burgeoning wine industry, content with neglect and comfortable being overlooked as a tourist stopover. Read more...
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