Bogotá feels like a city that is coming out of its shell and embracing its own identity. The Bogotá I came to know in 2019 is one that is full of energy – energy of activist students, rebellious street artists, ambitious real estate developers, hustling “comerciantes”, and everyone else in the 10 million-strong and growing … More Bogotá in 2020: What to do, eat, drink
NYC is a magical place, and Williamsburg is the best home I could possibly ask for at this early stage in my career – a cosy apartment with 4 friends, a backyard for throwing BBQs, an easy commute to work, and all the bars & restaurants a 24 year old could desire. But Logan Square … More On the importance of escaping the NYC bubble
Having been awoken at 5am in order to nurse my “Beijing cough”, I think now is as good a time as any to reflect on my whirlwind visit to China, a 9 day tour which allowed us just a glimpse into China’s extraordinary development, and a taste (literally) of what makes China so different from … More Beijing: The Good, The Bad and The Smoggy
This is part 2 of a 2 part series documenting my epic Spring Break in Santiago de Chile. Santiago is structurally a fantastic city, as I have previously noted; however, just as the body’s vitality is dependent on blood flowing through its veins, a city is dependent on its people to breathe life into its … More Santiago de Chile part II: Passionate People, Pragmatic Politics
This is the first in a 2 part series documenting my thoughts about the stunning city of Santiago de Chile, where I recently spent Spring Break learning about Copper, Che Guevara and Salsa dancing! The city of Santiago de Chile is a wonderful, wonderful place, which incorporates urban design features from Spain, London and New … More The city of Santiago: The heart of Chile
Steve Jobs taught us to find the intersections of arts and technology, because it is at the confluence of these two paths that true beauty can be found. While he was talking about Apple products, the ultimate manifestation of this vision can be found not in designing consumer electronics but rather through the study of … More The Ultimate Art Form and an Incubator for Innovation
Amsterdam is quite possibly the most liberal city in the world. This title carries with it many praiseworthy attributes, as well as numerous challenges. The bicycles, the marijuana, the tolerant people, the openness to new ideas seen in industries as varied as architecture and sex, a world-class, social healthcare system; all defining characteristics of a … More Are Amsterdam’s aspirations hidden behind a veil of smoke?
The month was June, and despite the distinctly average weather, scores of people watchers crowded the al fresco seating, sipping coffee or wine. I was in Montparnasse, the 14th arrondissement of Paris known for its intellectual and artsy inhabitants. Chairs and the people occupying them did not face one another, rather they all looked onto … More Paris: Beauty and the Anti-Business Beast