Archive for : 2016

North America
By: November 21, 2016

On Trump, again.

Um, so yeah, newsflash: Trump won. Fair dues to him and his band of merry men, I suppose, although not exactly what anyone on the left-leaning side of life really expected. That being said, what’s…

Jewish Interest
By: September 29, 2016

Vale: Shimon Peres

I woke this morning to the incredibly sad news of the passing of Shimon Peres, one of Israel’s founding fathers. By any measure he was an extraordinary and gifted man, and one who I was…

Middle East
By: June 21, 2016

In Support of Hillary

  Warning: Another blog post that is not about travel, but unashamedly about American politics (kind of). *** An exceedingly funny friend of mine from high-school days in Australia, who now lives near New York,…

Asia
By: June 7, 2016

Augustus

One of the most popular blog posts I’ve written so far was a very early piece about the quirks of life as a foreigner in Singapore (at that stage I was still living there). In it…

Art
By: May 18, 2016

The Magic of Borobudur

As a kid, I dreamed of being a travelling explorer, yesteryear style. The thought of stumbling through a jungle in search of a long-forgotten temple appealed to my young brain. The notion of doing a…

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