29 Jul 2014

In three days time, I will leave behind the mid-winter’s chill of the South African plains for the high summer pressure cooker of the Persian Gulf, for the shimmering sands of Qatar. I’ll be housesitting in Doha for an Egyptian-British couple by the names of Amany and...

14 Jul 2014

Due to working, I've found myself with precious little time to write during my stay in South Africa. I have therefore decided to share the following excerpt from a letter which I wrote to a friend:


Addo is a small citrus farming community that sprawls like a drowsy lio...

8 Jul 2014

During my last few days in Kathmandu I was struck with a new and hard-earned understanding of the way that people make their circuitous ways through that roiling circus act of a town. I realized in the end that there was in fact a system for who takes the semi-sheltere...

6 Jul 2014

Once, a friend of mine made an online post, asking his comrades what was in their pockets. Nine years and nearly two months later, he asked that question again. These were my responses. 

17 May 2005

I don’t have pockets but I got a purse 
and a headful of runaw...

4 Jul 2014

Yesterday, I got to try Mumbai street food at Civil Mall in Kathmandu. The delectable dough balls pictured above are a type of chaat, or savory street snack, called alu dahi puri. The small spheres of puri are filled with mashed potatoes and a fiery chili paste. They'r...

3 Jul 2014

I went back to the central post office today with two more packages to mail. It was considerably less crowded than my first hectic visit and I was able to document the parcel packing process in all of its wonderful absurdity.


The assembly line works like this: after ha...

2 Jul 2014

For a mind-expanding chicken tikka kebab, head to Helena's in Kathmandu. It's an upscale modern diner with a peaceful rooftop space on Chaksibari Marg in Thamel. The tender, lightly blackened chicken breast is steeped in a flawlessly piquant tandoori paste and served a...

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