How Travelling (Never Actually) Changes Us

No man ever steps in the same river twice. -Heraclitus Denial is not just a river in Egypt. -somebody totally said that 2014 was my year of returns. I revisited a lot of people I’d met back in 2009, during the jolly Dublin times. And back then we were completely not what we are now,…

5 most annoying travel listicles

I’ve written some of those, because this is what travel agencies swoon over and want to see on their websites. Hell, hypertrophied versions of these lists are actually published as books. I can argue about the literary value of a text where each paragraph starts with a number, some of these lists can actually be…

How to Eradicate World Poverty and Homelessness

Everyone expects you to write about poverty if you travel to Africa. How do people live there, having no food and no shelter? How is it, washing your clothes by hand every day? How is it, having to fight a monkey over every precious banana? What does well water taste like? How to get rid…