On June 2nd of 2013, I flew across the Atlantic alone for the first time. I landed in sopped London and over the course of 4 hours somehow found my way through the London Underground from Heathrow to a flat in Camden where I'd be staying for the following months.Read More
It all began with a portly butcher and an early Spring day. It was the Middle Ages and the time of year when Winter finally begins to falter, losing its grip to glorious Spring. To celebrate, the carpenters of Valencia would drag the rotRead More
It's midday and the swaying hammock sticks to my salty skin. The ocean never truly washes off here. Surfboard leashes drip dry on the porch, electronics don't last, and the people of Esterillos adopt the schedule of the sea and sun. It's a 600 person paradise, free from bellowing news anchors and neck ties, hot water and occasionally electricity.Read More
The marketing team behind the rain-gear terminology "Water Resistant" needs to sharpen their vocabulary. As a picket fence resists a hurricane; as beautiful woman resists James Bond; as I resist a Reeses Cup left on the counter, so my "water resistant" jacket withstood the Scottish wind and driving rain.Read More
It's one of those rare sun-draped days in Fall and pedestrians in Glasgow's famous Kelvingrove Park hear a unique clamoring from the public football pitch. It's Farsi, the language of Iranian asylum seekers who have gathered to take on the locals in the World's Game. Amin (pictured) and his teaRead More
The University of Glasgow is the 4th oldest English speaking university in the world, founded in 1451. The bell tower spire within the college is known to most locals as the distinguishing landmark of the city. Tourists gather in the courtyards below to make use of their selfie sticks. Unfortunately for me, the tower has been under renovations siRead More
A Bothy is by definition an abandoned home, renovated to basic shelter standard, left open as a refuge for hikers in the highlands. Refuge is the right word, because the highlands demand respect from those who would seek their beauty and solitude.