This site contains entertaining parodies and real-life experiences from the journeys of a man who wanted to see some of the world — and got more than what he bargained for!

Adventures on this Website
5 Week Bike Trip (2002) — Cycling 1,800 miles to see my grandmother.
Moving To Siam (2010) — Escaping Dark Seattle for the sunny tropics.
Bangkok Diary (2013-14) — Profound observations and petty irritations.
Benevolence (2016–17) — Squandering my inheritance through kindness.

Tavel-Inspired Humor
Round The World (2007-08) — And I had thought it was flat!
Winter In Asia (2008-09) — Snow-birding beyond Arizona.
Thailand Life (2010-12) — Twisted perspectives.

Personal Info
How I Ended Up So Strange
Contact Me!

2 responses

  1. Jordon T Gertsen | Reply

    Happy birthday 🎂 Monte
    Sherri & I hope you are having a great day today. We’ve spent the winter in Florida and will be headed back to Iowa the 2nd week of May. Canada 🍁 the 1st week of June. We plan on seeing some of our friends and family & will be headed back to Florida by the middle of August.
    Safe travels and hope to see you down the road.
    Sherri & Jordy


    1. Jordy,

      Appreciate you two remembering my birthday and it’s nice to hear about your plans. I especially like the way you are avoiding those often brutal Iowa winters! I certainly do not miss them.

      Wish you both all the best in your own travels!



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