Once in a blue moon, I would select my next travel destination because of an unusual or exceptional lodging in the area. This has brought me to places that I had not heard of before; the mountainous village of Higashi-Yoshino 東吉野村 in Japan’s Nara Prefecture is one example. I was looking for a place to stay…Read More
How many people notice or read a lengthy image caption on Instagram? Why should I bother to write them?
Because I care.
Some people prefer to scan through their Instagram feed. I prefer to take my time to absorb the stories behind the frozen moments, the essays that give context to the images and the thoughtful recollections.Read More
Life is too short for superficial “how are you”s and small talk.Read More
If you’re interested, you’ll do what’s convenient; if you’re committed, you’ll do whatever it takes.
It started as an ethnological experiment. I wanted to understand the bewildering fever that had rendered adults into mobile-wielding zombies hunting for imaginary monsters superimposed onto the real world. My Pokémon GO addiction crept up on me. What had began out of curiousity soon occupied almost every idle moment.Read More
It’s taking longer than expected to set up home in Hong Kong. Hence the radio silence. Publication on this site will resume soon. More to come!Read More
It has only been three weeks since I left Brussels for Hong Kong but it feels longer than that. It’s as if I’ve been catapulted into a fast-forward mode after an extended dormant period.Read More
The last few weeks passed in a blur. I was in Prague and Cannes for work, followed by a birthday weekend in Marseille before heading back to Prague for another project. Whenever I travel and have the time to explore a place, I would take notes of new observations or things that interest me. This…Read More