30 awesome Turkish expressions

Photo: Andrew Czap TURKS HAVE A SAYING FOR EVERY OCCASION. These expressions serve as bookends to each conversation, providing a handy and automatic beginning and end to every human interaction. They’re adages that serve as social glue, meaning you’ll never find a Turk who’s lost for words, even in the most unexpected circumstances. Many of […]

Dear backpackers, please stop stinking. Here’s your honest review of natural deodorants.

Photo: Amelia Wells How deodorant works If you don’t know how traditional antiperspirants work, let me give you the low down: little pieces of aluminum plug up your armpit holes to stop you from sweating. It’s like a bunch of tiny, powder-fresh aluminum tampons for your funk holes. Deodorant, on the other hand, doesn’t stop […]

Cycling the Rockies with kayaks

Cycle touring with kayaks is not easy. In addition to the 20kg of camping gear, food, and clothing, two kayaks add a further 40kg with the trailer. Starting in Vancouver and cycling over 2,500km to the Rockies and back meant we pulled our beastly luggage across more than just a flat valley trail. From sea […]

Things you should never tell a Brit

1. “I love British accents!” I’ll begin with my biggest bugbear. Let me just give a quick geography lesson here. Great Britain (or, rather, the United Kingdom) is made up of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. All of these countries have very distinct national characteristics and very different accents. Within these countries […]

Crazy tricks on a road bike

Follow Matador on Vimeo Follow Matador on YouTube Pro trial rider Vittorio Brumotti does what everyone thought was impossible to do on a road bike: insane stunts. Although the video is a tribute to Martyn Ashton, creator of the Road Bike Party film series, Brumotti takes it up a notch for our eye-popping pleasure. Crazy […]