Category : People & Encounters

Art
By: June 17, 2019

LATEST POST: Karma in Mexico

I travel a bit. Along the way, I have experienced more than my fair share of dubious transportation options: rickety planes held together with tape and glue; decidedly unseaworthy ferries; smoke belching taxis and horribly…

Africa
By: March 1, 2019

Chasing Dolphins

One of my greatest ever encounters with nature happened in Cape Town, South Africa, about six years ago. There, my brother and I had joined a cage-diving expedition, where we were lowered into the waters…

Asia
By: January 27, 2019

A Tale of Two Fish Markets

One of the great perks of being able to travel as much as I do is getting the chance to compare and contrast similar things, only in very different places. Things like synagogues in locations…

Art
By: October 3, 2018

Stories from Burning Man

Just over a year ago I traveled deep into the desert to attend Burning Man for the first time. An experience that was so amazing it has taken me a very long time to get…

Europe
By: August 20, 2018

Grouse!

I happened to be in London for a day of business meetings this past week. While there, some members of the broking fraternity invited me to join them for a lunch. Of course, I accepted….

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…

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…

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