This is a Rescue Site

I sold this website in 2010, at the peak of its popularity and traffic, to a company in Texas. They plastered the site with advertising and never updated it nor added new content. The site must have brought them ad earnings, but, over the years, the traffic died, as did the ad revenue. In late 2017 or early 2018, they simply let the domain expire. I contacted them as soon as I noticed they had abandoned it. I was able to get all of the content back, but the domain ( had fully expired, and I was unable to get it back.

The domain "" was available, so I immediately bough it and dumped the old content in. I think that name might be even better than the original. I'll be slowly updating the content and formatting it with the new branding.

The good news is that all of the content is back in the hands of the creator! (me!) This site was my labor of love for many years in the late 90's while living in Europe. I poured my soul into it and am very grateful to have it back and to have it grow again.

The bad news is that years of neglect and tons advertising (forcefully inserted into the content) lost all of the traffic and goodwill this site had, and probably ruined my google rankings. It will take a long time to recover.

This is what the front page looked like in 2009: