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I fell asleep in Syria

Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | Views [540]

and woke up in Turkey. over breakfast i was doing some book-learnin', and getting ready to go on another historical adventure.  but this just seemed a little too organised, too predictable; i could feel a routine brewing...........then i remembered.... Read more >

Narguilah on the banks of the Euphrates

Friday, 16 Apr 2010 | Views [687]

As i tow sunset with me into Mesopotamia, it tries to hide behind a patchwork of dust masking the horizon.  I help it in this masquerade with a cloud of sweet narguilah smoke. A city hums across the river somewhere.  A city in modern guise, its own masquerade, ... Read more >

A Close Shave

Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | Views [369]

I disembark.  Iraq is over there. near those cliffs, I think.  but the closest shave today is from, the delightful Barber-cum-Massage Therapist. instead of a border-crossing, i opt for one of those delectably random wends through the medina, and whatever ... Read more >


Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | Views [428]

Rattling down highway 4 at Warp5 (Jean-Luc never traveled like this), a length contraction has transformed our minibus into a Microbus. i feel a certain camaraderie with the chickens in the coup that just shot past us (or did we shoot past them?). at ... Read more >

a conversational interlude, a meander through ages

Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | Views [454]

stroll with me, if you will.  i know you have a busy schedule, but i'm sure you can find the time.  we're going to make a city together. we'll start by mixing Paris and Cairo into a swirling hot-city-fudge until neither is defined, and take it from there.... Read more >



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