That observation was first made back in the historic start-up days of the Irish-Dutch East Mattopia Compagnie (affectionately dubbed "McIdea") and it still holds true today.
Mattopia Jones' single longest trip to the EU:
Best advice received while on the road:
"Walk it off."
- Doctor at St. Bart's in London after three rounds of X-rays on my ankle
"Keep an eye on your luggage."
- A well-dressed man advised me on a night train from Tangier to Marrakech (long story)
"Don't take any shit from anybody."
- Billy Joel at several concerts
Favorite nicknames earned on the road:
Fish & Chips
Chateau Paloumey, Medoc Region of Bordeaux
St. James's Gate, Dublin, Ireland
Pub at Den Haag Centraal Station
(Update December 2012: The pub has closed - and apparently won't reopen - as part of the station's renovations.)
Gates Factory, Suzhou, China
Number of Leatherman Micras
confiscated at airports:
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