Back in Tunis… soon to Misrata.

Back in Tunis… soon to Misrata.

Jul 24, 2011

I’m back in Tunis! Just in time. There were new calls for revival of Tunisia’s revolution — similar to the calls made in Cairo (Egypt makes the news much more than Tunisia for some reason). Both kicked out their dictator’s relatively quickly, and since then, both movements are not happy that genuine change is taking ...

Misrata-Tunis-Cairo-Kurdistan

Misrata-Tunis-Cairo-Kurdistan

Jul 3, 2011

I’m in a hotel room overlooking Tahrir square in Cairo. Just a few hours earlier there were more scuffles fires, glass and rocks being thrown, not to mention man grunts and yelling. There are a few hundred out there still cheering, screaming & occasionally roughing someone up. This used to do it for me. Do ...

Tea Party @ The Hospital

Tea Party @ The Hospital

Jun 16, 2011

The majority of the Libyans I’ve met in hospital are males (of all ages & backgrounds), but there are also women who have been injured by Gaddafi’s bombs, bullets and tanks. Not only are they dealing with life-altering injuries, most are grieving the loss of sons, husbands and fathers in a place far from home. ...

A Year, In Food: 3 continents, 30,000+ air miles, unknown calories.

A Year, In Food: 3 continents, 30,000+ air miles, unknown calories.

Jun 13, 2011

At first glance this post may appear to have nothing to do with travel, revolutions or humanitarian work — but it does. Those of you who have spent time with me know that no matter where I go and what I do, I always manage to shoot food porn. When I put all my food ...

Greetings From Post-Revolution Tunisia

Greetings From Post-Revolution Tunisia

Jun 3, 2011

An Egyptian friend in Madrid wondered out loud if I was crazy to leave Spain just as it’s on the ‘cusp of Revolution.’ He was joking about the Revolution bit, but he does think it’s an exciting time to be in Madrid (he’s right). And, it was refreshing to finally have a protest movement come ...