12 Hours in Beirut.

Report Back from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Jan 1, 2010

The DRC was one of those places I often referenced when talking about places I would never be crazy enough to visit.  For instance when people wrongly think that Iran is a place of “chaos and war” I correct them- “It’s not like it’s the DRC” I often say.  Here in Rwanda I heard many ...

Season’s Greetings from Kigali, Rwanda

Dec 22, 2009

Happy Holidaze from Kigali, Rwanda ya’ll… Made it here from Uganda a few days back.   For 2 such small (relatively speaking) countries, Rwanda & Uganda could not be more different from eachother!  I took a local bus to the Rwandan border from Kampala, Uganda.  THere we had to exit the bus & take all contents out ...

I Brake 4 Borders…

Sep 6, 2009

July 19, 2009 At dusk Hilton & I drove to the Saudi Arabian Border, about 10 kilometers south of Aqaba, where he lives in Jordan.   There is something invigorating about borders to me- they represent possibility of something new, and also very clear limitations and rules.  Both things that we as humans can be simultaneously ...

If Kerala, Arizona & Iran had a baby together it would turn out like Dubai.

Jun 19, 2008

My experience of Dubai is very different from when i was here 4 years ago.   In a nutshell, I now see what all the fuss is about, whereas last time i really did not enjoy.  Dubai has all sorts of exotic touches- of India, of Africa, or Arabia, all in one place, but with all the creature ...