Innuendo and the City

Travel Blog  •  Michael Yessis  •  09.27.05 | 4:42 AM ET

Sunday’s New York Times arrived with another travel edition of T Style Magazine inside, and it’s mostly what you’d expect from a style/travel magazine: it’s full of stories by and about celebrities and celebrated writers. I haven’t had a chance to read much of it yet, but I did notice a secondary theme: sex. Or maybe it’s just travel writing that would really entertain a teenage boy.

For instance, there’s the story by Carrie Fisher about her trip with her entourage and fellow celeb, Meg Ryan, to Dildo, Newfoundland. ( “Unusual, you say? Well, yes, I would have to agree with you, but it is by no means the only village with a strange name,” Fisher writes. “It’s just across the bay from Spread Eagle.”). Then there’s novelist Heidi Julavits’s story about visiting a hot springs for nudists. Then there’s a short piece about the popularity of Tallinn, Estonia as a hot spot for bachelor and bachelorette parties. 

Several other stories look quite substantial in comparison, including Paul Tough’s story about tourism in Kabul, Afghanistan and Mark Jolly’s visit to Patagonia.

1 Comment for Innuendo and the City

Terry 09.29.05 | 5:40 PM ET

JT LeRoy’s Times article about Disneyland Paris is a fabulous read. Simple, poignant and often hilarious observations contrasting not only our homegrown themepark and the Euro-offshoot but American/French cultural gaps include this one: ‘There are no throngs of obese Americans searching for fried Ding Dongs (at Disney Paris).’

I guess I’ve been living in a cave because I hadn’t heard of the 25 year old author before reading this article. I was so inspired that I headed to the library that evening to check out his books - ‘Sarah’ and ‘The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things.’

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