Let me write you a love letter

We label places, in our minds we play this game of association to remember its scents, flavours, textures, feelings. A city could be a stop over, a place where we treaded as a passer by and somehow managed to leave trivial cues in the crevices...

subvert narrative

This is just a rant on travel “influencing” (whatever that means). Because, newsflash, that dreamy vignette or epic drone shot is not cutting it anymore. This may be the death of travel blogging as we know it. Telling a travel tale do not always open...

THE BORDER CROSSING THAT ALMOST KILLED ME

Half asleep, my head bobbed foregrounding the blurred landscape of the Kenyan savanna. The view gradually transitioned from silhouette of the flat horizon to sprawling forest shrouded in pitch black night. It was close to midnight and the road was noticeably rough, no longer the smooth...

CASABLANCA AND THE SQUALID HOTEL

We barely had a day to rest before our long-haul journey back home. An entire day of overland travel across the valley from the Atlas Mountains means miles after desolate miles of arid countryside, of which a warm bath and a homey bed could have...

Dear passenger 19I

<<THIS MAY BE A FICTIONAL STORY>>   Dear passenger 19I,   I have been flying frequently and so often that a short ride in an aircraft no longer excites me. I can walk from departure hall through immigration barriers half drunk, and being assigned at the middle seat does...

Musée du Louvre

Must-see art works in the louvre other than mona lisa You have to forget her fame. You need to go inside the painting, see her naked expression, read her tender message and feel the outline of her delicate smile. , The worst time to visit Paris is during the heat of...

Driving Across Australia’s Epic Sand Dunes

Australia's known for its alien wild life, severe landscapes and diverse scenery, but it's hard to top its networks of sand dunes which stretch on for miles at a time. So if you're interested in a true testosterone-driven off-roading adventure, or maybe just for a...

of earthquakes and churches

The faults in the Philippines move every 400 years on average. Last time it moved was 355 years ago. In the 17th century, at least 20 recorded earthquakes (Intensity 8 on average) hit the country. If you do the Math, Philippines' old churches weren't there yet...