Podcast: Porcelain Travels

12 Travel Humor Stories: Bathing in Paris, France LIVE!

"Bathing in Paris" new episode of author Matthew Felix's podcast "Porcelain Travels" based on his book of the same name. Matthew’s tiny seventh-floor apartment had a top-to-bottom view of the Eiffel Tower. What it did not have was a bathroom. That didn’t stop him from bathing, taking advantage of an ingenious albeit bizarre - and not altogether functional - setup.   Excerpted from Matthew’s live one-man show, Porcelain Travels Live, recorded live in San Francisco as part of the Marsh Theater’s Monday Night Marsh series in March 2019.

Matthew’s tiny seventh-floor apartment had a top-to-bottom view of the Eiffel Tower. What it did not have was a bathroom. That didn’t stop him from bathing, taking advantage of an ingenious albeit bizarre - and not altogether functional - setup.

Excerpted from Matthew’s one-man show, Porcelain Travels Live, recorded live in San Francisco as part of the Marsh Theater’s Monday Night Marsh series in March 2019.

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11 Travel Humor Stories (Nile, Egypt): A Dire Miscalculation LIVE!

"A Dire Miscalculation" new episode of author Matthew Felix's podcast "Porcelain Travels" based on his book of the same name. Matthew couldn’t go to Egypt without taking a boat down the Nile—a trip that did not end well. Excerpted from the live one-man show, Porcelain Travels Live, recorded live in San Francisco as part of the Marsh Theater’s Monday Night Marsh series in March 2019.

Matthew couldn’t go to Egypt without taking a boat down the Nile—a trip that did not end well. Excerpted from Matthew’s one-man show, Porcelain Travels Live, recorded live in San Francisco as part of the Marsh Theater’s Monday Night Marsh series in March 2019.

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10 Travel Humor Stories (Barcelona, Spain): Out of Place LIVE!

"Out of Place" new episode of author Matthew Felix's podcast "Porcelain Travels" based on his book of the same name. Matthew’s refuge high in the Barcelona sky is not only minuscule, it’s set up in a way that he’s never seen before - or since. Excerpted from Matthew’s live one-man show, Porcelain Travels Live, recorded live in San Francisco as part of the Marsh Theater’s Monday Night Marsh series in March 2019.

Matthew’s refuge high in the Barcelona sky is not only minuscule, it’s set up in a way that he’s never seen before - or since. Excerpted from Matthew’s one-man show, Porcelain Travels Live, recorded live in San Francisco as part of the Marsh Theater’s Monday Night Marsh series in March 2019.

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09 Travel Humor Stories (Paris, France): Stained LIVE!

"Stained" new episode of author Matthew Felix's podcast "Porcelain Travels" based on his book of the same name. When Matthew’s friend comes to visit him in Paris, she is stunned by his living situation. Given her disgust at his little studio, it’s ironic - and problematic - when she herself contributes to its demise. Excerpted from the story “The Bin and the Bomb.” Recorded live at San Francisco’s "Stranger Than Fiction reading series."

When Matthew’s friend comes to visit him in Paris, she is stunned by his living situation. Given her disgust at his little studio, it’s ironic - and problematic - when she herself contributes to its demise. Excerpted from the story “The Bin and the Bomb.” Recorded live at San Francisco’s Stranger Than Fiction reading series on May 5, 2019.

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07 Travel Humor Stories (Paris, France): The Bin & the Bomb

Weeks in McDonald’s. Seven flights of stairs. A rubber bin instead of a shower. At least the apartment had a top-to-bottom view of the Eiffel Tower. Just the beginning of what was to prove a very unorthodox living experience in the City of Lights. Excerpted from the story, "The Bin and the Bomb."

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05 Travel Humor Stories (Valletta, Malta): Double Duty

“Porcelain Travels” is a collection of select true stories excerpted from award-winning and Amazon best-selling author Matthew Félix’s forthcoming book, loosely centered around his sometimes harrowing, often hilarious, and always unforgettable experiences in, on, and around toilets, tubs, and showers encountered in his travels to over 50 countries. The story “Let It Flow” from “Porcelain Travels” was recently awarded First Place for Humor in the 2018 Solas Awards. [o] "Matthew's prose is a dance between the richness and delicacy of poetry and the bawdy, acerbic wit of a standup comic." - The Best Travel Writing, Volume II contributor Keith Skinner [o] Read by the author. [o] Matthew Félix is also author of the Amazon best-selling “With Open Arms”, selections of which are featured in the “Short Stories of Misadventures in Morocco” podcast.

Shortly after his arrival in Valletta, the capital of the Mediterranean nation of Malta, Matthew falls face-first onto his bed. When he's awoken at 5:00 AM, it has nothing to do with jet lag--and it's only by getting very creative that he manages to find a way (and a place) to fall back asleep. 

An unforgettable reminder to always think outside the box.

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04 Travel Humor Stories (Andalusia, Spain): Falling to Pieces

“Porcelain Travels” is a collection of select true stories excerpted from award-winning and Amazon best-selling author Matthew Félix’s forthcoming book, loosely centered around his sometimes harrowing, often hilarious, and always unforgettable experiences in, on, and around toilets, tubs, and showers encountered in his travels to over 50 countries. The story “Let It Flow” from “Porcelain Travels” was recently awarded First Place for Humor in the 2018 Solas Awards. [o] "Matthew's prose is a dance between the richness and delicacy of poetry and the bawdy, acerbic wit of a standup comic." - The Best Travel Writing, Volume II contributor Keith Skinner [o] Read by the author. [o] Matthew Félix is also author of the Amazon best-selling “With Open Arms”, selections of which are featured in the “Short Stories of Misadventures in Morocco” podcast.

A boulder that's alive. Creatures that come out after dark. A story within a story, Matthew describes his arrival at a small house in an isolated mountain village in Andalusia (southern Spain) and at his friend's apartment in Palm Springs—both of which presented similar nightmarish challenges.

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03 Travel Humor Stories (Morocco): It Ain't Over Till...

First published in his "Short Stories of Misadventures in Morocco" podcast, in this story Matthew tells the rest of what happened the night of his first arrival in Tangier. Still shaken from his nightmarish walk from the port, when he goes to relieve himself in his hotel, Matthew overlooks something essential—and discovers he has one more daunting obstacle to face, before he can call it a night. An unforgettable tale, not for the squeamish. “Porcelain Travels” is a collection of select true stories excerpted from award-winning and Amazon best-selling author Matthew Félix’s forthcoming book, loosely centered around his sometimes harrowing, often hilarious, and always unforgettable experiences in, on, and around toilets, tubs, and showers encountered in his travels to over 50 countries. The story “Let It Flow” from “Porcelain Travels” was recently awarded First Place for Humor in the 2018 Solas Awards. [o] "Matthew's prose is a dance between the richness and delicacy of poetry and the bawdy, acerbic wit of a standup comic." - The Best Travel Writing, Volume II contributor Keith Skinner [o] Read by the author. [o] Matthew Félix is also author of the Amazon best-selling “With Open Arms”, selections of which are featured in the “Short Stories of Misadventures in Morocco” podcast.

First published in his "Short Stories of Misadventures in Morocco" podcast, in this story Matthew tells the rest of what happened the night of his first arrival in Tangier.

Still shaken from his nightmarish walk from the port, when he goes to relieve himself in his hotel, Matthew overlooks something essential—and discovers he has one more daunting obstacle to face, before he can call it a night.

An unforgettable tale, not for the squeamish.

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