Travel Advent Haiku’s #2

Japan 2018 Oh ugly baby,Where on earth are you to be?Not here, in Japan. (This Haiku is dedicated to Asian babies — who are all adorable.) Sri Lanka 2018 I can’t reach my toesNor can I see my penisFuck, I’m just too fat I’m a slow lorisMy giant eyes will haunt youThin arms will climbContinue reading “Travel Advent Haiku’s #2”

Travel Advent Dec. 12: Mid Morning Chivito

You meet the most memorable people in the middle of the night. My mom always said “Nothing good happens after midnight,” and while I agree I say the best stories happen after midnight. Sometimes, these moments in the middle of the night feel just a little bit too perfect. Those moments when it feels likeContinue reading “Travel Advent Dec. 12: Mid Morning Chivito”

Travel Advent Dec. 11: When Will the Next Dalai Lama Get Their First iPhone?

I’ve been reading the autobiography of the Dalai Lama these past weeks, and my mind has been filled with a litany of thoughts. Perhaps it’s in bad taste to discuss the next Dalai Lama already, but since his Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama himself has discussed it publicly (as it will likely prove incredibly controversial),Continue reading “Travel Advent Dec. 11: When Will the Next Dalai Lama Get Their First iPhone?”

Travel Advent Dec. 10: The Best Unconventional Way to See a City

My favorite way to see a city is by collecting bottles. In Denmark, and in fact most of North-Western Europe, you pay a deposit anytime you buy a drink and can then return those bottles and cans to receive the deposit later. You can do so in any supermarket, and it’s a great way toContinue reading “Travel Advent Dec. 10: The Best Unconventional Way to See a City”

Travel Advent Dec. 9: Shallow Travel Writing

I’m a bit angry with the travel writing industry. When brainstorming ideas for these advent stories, I Googled up some travel writing prompts. Every site I found was more conceited and vapid than the last. “Tell a time when you missed home.” “You’ve landed in Fiji. What do you do?” I don’t know, maybe theseContinue reading “Travel Advent Dec. 9: Shallow Travel Writing”