I’m writing this from a lovely coffeeshop in Rabat, Morocco, but I wanted to reflect on the wonderful few days I just spent in Andalusia, Spain. KC and I arrived in Sevilla (via BlaBlaCar from Madrid) during the hottest days ever recorded in Spain, with temperatures reaching 48 celsius / 119 farenheit. Fortunately the Andalusian … More Food for Thought: Andalusian Cuisine
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
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