Saturday, May 01, 2010

Paku circumnavigates globe.

Having abandoned his search for the Northwest Passage, Paku circumnavigates globe via the conventional route around the Cape of Good Hope.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Paku in Swazi

Paku recently had the opportunity to travel to the Kingdom of Swaziland. After a harrowing drive through the South African province of Mpumalanga, where a dense fog settled across the road and Paku could barely distinguish his mitten-covered paw in front of his face, he arrived at Mlilwane lodge under the cover of nightfall.
The kind ranger toting a gun meant for stunning any wandering Hippos led Paku to his accommodations for the evening. Exhausted from the drive, he dropped off to sleep almost immediately. Only the next morning did Paku discover he was staying in a traditional Swazi beehive hut!!! Although his night had been spent pleasantly in this woven shelter, Paku dreaded discovering the giant sized bee that must also share his temporary lodgings with him! Frightened, he fled for the markets of the Malkerns and Ezulwini valley. There Paku found no shortage of woven goods, handblown glass and unique candles for purchase. After lightening his wallet of a few Lilangeni, Paku attempted an innocuous quick trip through the South African/Swazi border. Unfortunately, due to Paku's extensive purchases, he was detained at the border until his various tariffs and bribes could be sorted out.

All in all, Paku recommends Swazi for a long weekend from Joburg, but warns to bring an EpiPen in order to guard against a fatal sting from the giant though reclusive Swazi bee.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Paku encounters previously believed to be extinct dinosaur species

Paku had been under the impression that dinosaurs have been extinct for quite some time, however, it turns out that they all just moved to Canada.

As you can see, Paku had a rather unfortunate encounter with this fellow, formerly thought to have been extinct since the Cretaceous Period.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Long lost Paku resurfaces in The Great White North!

As has probably become apparent, sometimes Paku does not make the very best travel decisions. Quite some time ago, Paku was observed wandering the streets of Ottawa...

...what became of Paku in the Great White North was one of the great mysteries of our time.

Until now!

Paku has finally resurfaced, with a wild tale about an encounter with dinosaurs, a monster truck, a waterfall that is higher than Niagara Falls and a long lost French speaking relation (pictured with Paku above) who helped him find his way back to civilization.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Paku enjoys another Icelandic delicacy.... hot dogs!

Paku's final task in Iceland was to taste a traditional Icelandic hot dog from Bæjarins beztu pylsur. Paku is pleased to report that it lives up to its reputation as the best hot dog in town.

This hot dog contributed to Paku's overall impression of the Icelandic cullinary experience as unexpectedly pleasing and unique.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Pauk finds hidden people

The elusiveness of Iceland's hidden people became a source of extreme annoyance to Paku. Paku reasoned that given that the people of Iceland make decisions about the placement of roads and aluminum factories based on the location of the hidden people, someone must be able to see them to ensure they are avoiding them!

An increasingly agitated Paku was assured that there are hidden people in evidence at all times in the tiny town of Vík í Mýrdal on Iceland's southern coast.

A skeptical Paku embarked on the long, scenic drive from Reykjavik to Vik in the wee hours of the morning, though who could even tell since it is never dark in Iceland this time of year.

Fortunately, Paku was not disappointed. There area always hidden people visible in Vik because they have been turned into stone!! Quite some time ago, two trolls were tugging a three masted ship toward shore when the sun came up and they have been frozen in place ever since.

Having finally found some hidden people, Paku had only one remaining Icelandic quest to pursue.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Paku enjoys best lobster soup in the history of time

There are few foods Paku loves nearly as much as bamboo, but lobster and things made with lobster comprise the vast majority of them. Paku's encounter with the lobster soup at Saegreifinn in Reykjavik was a life altering experience. Paku has enjoyed many delicious bowls of lobster soup in his lifetime but this bowl of lobster soup is so delicious he believes it defines the category. This is the lobster soup against which all lobster soups should be compared.