Best of Tank’s Travels – the 100th blog posting

Two milestones to observe.  One hundred blog postings and one year of travel blogging.

Thanks for reading Tank's Travels.

Thanks for reading Tank’s Travels.

Who knew I’d encounter enough batshit crazy people over 12 months to fill a minuscule nano-portion of cyberspace with travel stories and photos.

A special thanks to all the nutcases and genuinely great people I’ve met in the last year for supplying me with content.

Here are some stats:

  • My site has had more than 5,000 views.
  • My best ever days for views was December 16th, when I had 94 views.
  • Most of my views come from Canada and the U.S.
  • People find me through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr and Pinterest.
  • May 2014 was my best month ever for views. I had 394 visitors who looked at the site 823 times.
  • My most popular posting ever is This is what a jerk looks like, the story of an asshole on a Westjet flight between Vancouver and Edmonton in December 2013.

Other popular posts include:

Diving with Pandas, the story of a nutter who brought stuffed pandas on a scuba dive boat in Cozumel, Mexico.

Lost-ish at sea, how I got separated from my dive boat in Cozumel and lived to tell the tale.

Postings about cats have also been popular. Here are a few: Who can resist a mooching cat and The cats of Thailand.

What I’ve learned from travelling:

  • people are spectacularly annoying and others wonderful everywhere in the world.
  • there are a lot of adult babies on airplanes who make everyone’s life miserable.
  • being nice to flight attendants will often get you a free drink.
  • there’s no point getting pissed off about flight delays, your luggage not appearing fast enough at the carousel or bad weather.
  • airlines are going to trash your luggage.
  • United Airlines is the worst airline I continue to patronize. Air Canada is much improved. Its international and Rouge services are outstanding.
  • people in most other parts of the world speak more than one language. Some are fluent in several. Makes me feel inadequate.

Thanks for following Tank’s Travels and for the comments. Lots more adventures on the way.

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