Kalaw — Dawn terrace, this morning’s office for writing up notes. Good coffee, brisk hill station air, chanting from the local monastery wafting over and an hour before most of the house stirs. @serota was pu...
Garze — On the flat-screen in the corner Chinese WWII dramas play out, while in the next room the sounds of electronica + Tibetan warbling belted out from a cheap smartphone battles with seven raucous guests ...
Kalaw — Myanmar is, by international standards a particularly superstitious culture with rituals and auspicious activities affecting everyday life in a myriad of ways. The researcher in us reserves judgement ...
By the time you skirt Mecca the highway lights fade into pitch black hill roads.
4 days decompression after a month straight.
A fixer, a car, 8 days at altitude.
Communal Bathing. Social Bonding.
Today’s office is a ryokan halfway up a mountain in Japan’s northern island ofHokkaido.
Today's office is up in the pines. Popup studio set up includes installing a satellite dish, and daily deliveries from the local village bakery, plus fresh fruit, yoghurt and milk.
How to file an expense claim for a ghost.
Meeting Room: Butterfly Treetop
A vats of acid and flip-flops kinda day.Gold. Literally.
Sometimes it's better to begin before the start of the journey, than start at the beginning.
Between us we are carrying enough video gear to shoot a documentary. Or porn.
Your travelling companion for the day dismounts, walks the platform and explores the local textures.You follow.
It takes a (fishing) village.
A skittish street just knows. Mass deportations will do that to a migrant populace. It just takes the arrival of the مطوعين to scatter the crowd.
"Riding on a pickup at 3am in the desert will do that to you"
It could only happen on a Saturday night in Pàng dàjiě, the Fat Older Sister Restaurant.
Those places that shouldn't be there, but are, and can be appreciated for it.
National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad for a talk on internet of things x water x 2 hours of discussion.
Airport lounge. Men on the left. Women and kids on the right. No drinks. No upgrades. No upselling.
The discomfort that comes from being separated from most people's reality.
Bare feet in the lake, faltering steps as stones that are missing a million years of smoothing, dig in.
Rule #1 is don't do business travel with family. Should break the rules now and then.Aspen for the week.