Kolmanskop: Where Dreams Turned to Dust

“. . . there are soft boundaries between what is real and what is remembered, and each place in front of us is somewhere else too.”  –  Deb Wilenski  As I gaze towards… Continue reading

Frozen in Time: Abu Dhabi’s Fossil Dunes

“Arid lanscapes bring on big thoughts. A mental aerate of sorts. Life stripped out to reveal the world’s bones, the ancient geology of rock and sand highlighting the puny nature of our joy,… Continue reading

Places to Stay: Tian Jing Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“Every single day is like a blank page of our life. Every person we meet and every event we encounter is a vivid essay.” – Jing Si Aphorisms – Name: Tian Jing Hotel… Continue reading

Climbing Bukit Tabur East

“Touch is a reciprocal action, a gesture of exchange with the world. To make an impression is also to receive one, and the soles of our feet, shaped by the surfaces they press… Continue reading

Where The Magic Happens – Kaula Leather Workshop

“A little magic can take you a long way.” From: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl “This is my revenge. To teach people. Because when I wanted to learn, no one… Continue reading

Places To Stay: Sawah Breeze House – Yogjakarta, Java, Indonesia

Name:  Sawah Breeze House  (Sawah means rice paddies) Location:  Kasihan, just south, and within easy reach of Yogjakarta, on the Indonesian island of Java. Description:  The small cottage is next to another cluster… Continue reading

Borobudur – The Last Puzzle Piece

“. . . Candi Borobudur . . . is a prayer in stone.” – Professor Soekmono, the Indonesian archaeologist who directed the Borobudur Restoration Project A short, steep climb in the dark took… Continue reading

Coffee Architecture: A Place That Feels Like Home

“Coffee has to go through a series of processes and changes to reveal its true identity. If we pay attention, we can taste decisions on species, variety, processing, milling, roasting and brewing. Every… Continue reading

My Favourite Art Spaces in Abu Dhabi

“Art enables us to find ourselves, and lose ourselves at the same time.”  – Thomas Merton –  Warehouse 421 Located in Mina Zayed near the Dhow Harbour, Warehouse 421 has been my favourite… Continue reading

Paddling Through Time and Space

“We have come to forget that our minds are shaped by the bodily experiences of being in the world – its spaces, textures, sounds, smells and habits . . .”    – Robert Macfarlane… Continue reading