[sip]: a thirst-branded travelogue

I didn’t intend on extensively documenting my traveling beverage habits, but the drink makes a pretty nice subject. Also, it’s good for thirst. So two birds, and whatnot.

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Coca-Cola on a rock, overlooking Petra. Turns out the Holy Grail is, in fact, not hidden behind a series of deadly riddles within the Treasury. So Coke in a can, and not in JC’s goblet, will have to do. Indiana Jones lied to us.




7-Up on the desert gravel (a carbonated homage to Lawrence’s “Seven Pillars of Wisdom”), looking out at Wadi Rum.

Yesterday I sat where Lawrence wrote and plotted his part in the Arab Revolt. If you know me well enough, you understand my facination with this moment. This endless desert. Jordan in front of me, Saudi Arabia to my right, and a head full of adventure. And carbonation.


Morning coffee on the patio, looking out at…the Great F*#king Pyramids!!





Beer on the Bosphorus, overlooking my Turkish exile.





Moroccan Tea on the patio, overlooking the Medina in Fez. After 16 hours of flights from Luxor to Cairo to Istanbul to Casablanca, two taxis and two trains, I’m going to need a bigger pot.




Coca-Cola on the patio, overlooking…somewhere in Marrakech. I’m so lost.





A non-caffeinated beverage on the patio, looking out over Istanbul.





V8 on the Old City wall, overlooking…a wall. And the tower of David in Jerusalem. Pulverized vegetables, fortified with vitamins, close this chapter of [sip].




Corona on the salt, looking out at the Dead Sea. This ancient hypersaline lake sits in the lowest spot on earth, prohibits life, and makes you float like you’re approaching zero-g. I believe a couple Coronas helped me to be even more buoyant.




Morning coffee on the patio, overlooking…home.





Mello Yello in Shibuya, looking out at Tokyo lights.





Beer above the clouds on the summit of Mt. Fuji





Dunkin’ on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.





Inca Kola on a rock, overlooking Machu Picchu.






Yuengling on a log in the Pennsylvania sticks.





Drinks are better elsewhere.

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