The Roads I Didn’t Travel

Travelling around gets you thinking. Hours spent sitting on planes and trains reminds you of previous journeys, places you’ve visited, memories you created. Sometimes, it can make you think of the trips you didn’t take. Whilst travelling through three cities and two continents, I’ve come across a few friends that have taken different roads from […]

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Cultural Collision or Communion?

I’ve just spent 10 days in Singapore. At the tip of the Malay peninsula and the crossing point between India, Australia and China, it has been a meeting point for for many years. Everywhere you walk you can see and feel the these influences. So what impact can a combination of cultures have? My daughter […]

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A Farewell to Japan

Surrounded by shining glass walls. Metal and flashing screens, colour and sound. Crowding in so close and so high you forget the size of the sky. Pasted up the sides are bright kanji – symbols pronouncing fun, food, fashion, all can be found on different floors. Inside the beautiful structures is a small lift, buttons browned […]

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Can You See Yourself in History?

When we visit places, we always look to the past. Seek out the origins to better understand the culture and the town that sits there now. Certain places wear their history more openly than others. With the clustering of temples on every corner, the profusion of old-fashioned wooden buildings and streets thronged with people wearing […]

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Disorientated

I’ve always enjoyed visiting places that unsettle me. Where the scents and sights are so different that simple actions become fascinating. In China, even after being there for months, there were still things, almost every day, that made me stop in my tracks. Men slopping tarmac onto the road with brooms, demolishing a house from […]

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Big Moments, Little Moments

Moments of consequence only become so after they have passed. Once you have enough distance to appreciate their magnitude. Sitting on a plane, the world shrunk to a line of glass circles, the only thing I have in my head is a string of lyrics to an inane pop song. At some point I will […]

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Packing Up is Hard to Do

Apparently I’m a Xennial. Caught between two generations. Not clueless about the tide of technology and social media like Generation X, nor steeped in it since childhood like the Millennials. People in this age bracket have the luxury of just about being able to afford a home, but a dubious future pension. The activities we […]

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