Travel has made me more aware of international news and events. Every place I go is now a reference point for articles I stumble across in the New York Times. Yes, I will read about Spain’s new Prime Minister because I spent a few months their five years ago. It doesn’t make any real sense, but just a little bit of context can make a place seem alive, familiar, and force you … [Read more...] about What Does the Greek Crisi$ Mean to You?
I really like traveling to places that are mired in contradictions. This means countries like Bangladesh , Italy , and Israel . These places are usually the most fun, as tension between opposites often leads to interesting cultural and philosophical compromises. … [Read more...] about Cyprus, home of my favorite UN buffer zone