Oliver is…

He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man

…giving out pointless awards, North American edition

Almost three years ago I ‘gave out’ some ‘awards‘ based on things I’d liked in Australia, having just left the country to travel around New Zealand. These awards were totally amazing and everyone loved them, so much so that WordPress, almost two years later, sent me an e-mail telling me to do more of them. Having left North American for a while, here are some more pointless bests.
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…squirrelling away the best bits

I may have been a bit hard on America in recent posts, but the longer I stayed there the more I felt I was staying in a country without much going for it. Sure, there were nice parts — San Diego was a lovely town and the Grand Canyon lived up to its reckoning — but overall it was a disappointment.
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…done with Dominican Republic

Because of a bumbling border guard in Vancouver, I had around three weeks of my schedule to fill in. Despite having flights already booked from New York to London, as well as many other indicators that I’m just a normal old traveller, I suddenly had a shortened trip to America on my hands that completely made a mockery of the reason I was given it.
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…done with fast food

Americans are known for being best at a number of things: being obese, destroying other countries and thinking they’re the best at a number of things.

american t-shirt sizes
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