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An autumn stroll between heritage: daytrip to Geghart & Garni

Armenia is undoubtedly famous for its monasteries. There are dozens, of not hundreds, of them dotted around the country, plenty are Unesco listed and the majority is put up in splendid locations. 885 more words


Floating Dreams

I looked forward to my walk to the Leisure Centre every couple of days.  Once I was able to fight my way through the tourists snapping photos of swans ( 673 more words


Anonymous acts of kindness 

I was about to leave work today when I was handed this.

It is an early Christmas present from someone, a $100 gift card for the local Westfield department store in Sydney. 128 more words



Another year another trip. #dl2IRE15 #dl2EUR16 and now #dl2KOT17. The anticipatory feeling really hasn’t changed. After booking the cheap airfare, the period from then until the actual travel date, I’m having minor freakouts internally as I ask myself what in the world I’m doing, running halfway across the world with a skeleton frame of a plan. 614 more words


Postcard from Mexico City: Sky-blue-scrapers blend with clear blue skies

Skyscrapers soaring upward in Mexico City offer a radically different cityscape than the country’s colonial towns we are accustomed to visiting.

But perhaps the unexpected pleasure offered by these blue towers is their lack of contrast with the sky itself. 25 more words


Clutch Cables and Coasting

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book Green Machine and the Mototaxi Junket. See more about it here.

We pressed lower into the water shed, and things turned green. 647 more words