How to make the most of a bad situation (in pictures):

First, celebrate the fact that you made it across 5 lanes after the engine died and lived.

Then, phone for help.

Check the oil.

It's not the oil.
Investigate contents of boot for props.

Take Barbie Uno to a new level of extreme.


Take a new Facebook profile pic.

Serenade passing traffic.

And then (if you’re a Christian or a gymnast) ribbon dance.

Take a nap.

Fend off super-creepy metro cops who stop, not to help you but to intimidate you. (Not photographed.)

Phone the insurance company again.

And if you’re patient, eventually you get to ride in a big truck!


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About the Sharonicles

The Sharonicles is a travel humour blog about an ex-cruise ship crew member who is trying to adjust to life on land with itchy feet. Sharon is currently taking a break from her seafaring adventures to explore some more landlocked locations from her home base in Johannesburg, South Africa. She likes to photograph a plastic lawn flamingo 'Rodrigo' on her travels because it seemed like a good idea ten years ago and 53 countries later, it’s probably too late to turn back now.

 Sharon greatly dislikes reading 'travel blogs' by people who are just rephrasing press releases or composing lists like '15 ways to travel the world for cheap', specifically formulated for SEO, with absolutely no evidence that the writers have ever left their bedrooms. (This is not one of those blogs.) Sharon also dislikes bigotry and referring to herself in first person, apparently.

To find out more about Sharon and Rodrigo’s travel aspirations read this.

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Practical travel tips and destination guides 
for anyone visiting any of the places I have been.

My thoughts on travel mascots, photographing 
your butt in exotic locations and the addictive 
nature of cruise ship employment, 
among other things.

True stories about trying to find trolls in 
Norway, toilets in Denmark 
and getting flashed in Cuba, to name a few.

Tips for cruisers and crew 
members, as well as anecdotes from a variety 
of experiences at sea.