Dear Diary, I’ve consciously let you rest a while this last year. Most of my life between your pages has been my ruminations on travel, with a short detour through my attempt at sustainability and its intersection with travel and home. Needless to say, there has been nothing on these fronts in this once-in-a-lifetime (I… Continue reading Moving Continents
What do you say about travel at a time like this? There’s nothing appropriate to say, is there? Switzerland, Spain and New York City. Sabbatical destinations in Oct-Nov 2019, COVID-19 hotspots in Mar 2020. There’s a lot to say about home, though. Only, I don’t know where to start. Singapore's wildflowers live to tell the… Continue reading The New Normal?
Third stop on the sabbatical: United States Of AmericaA people and places pilgrimage O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? - The Star Spangled Banner, USA National Anthem I didn’t know what to expect from this trip, I really didn’t. All I… Continue reading A Month Of Memories In U.S.A.
Second stop on the sabbatical: Spain Soon after we got married, B and decided that our fifth anniversary should be celebrated someplace nice, keeping the exact place open to evolving tastes and interests. As we hit that milestone last year, we unanimously picked Europe, and almost unanimously chose southern Spain. The architectural and cultural clash… Continue reading Ola Espana!
Be a tourist in your own life. Note your private landmarks, your important historical sights, your favourite spots. - Found in Gretchen Rubin’s “Moments Of Happiness” It’s been two years in Singapore today! What an interesting time it has been. For once, not in terms of the place and the travel and the externalities, like… Continue reading Two Years in Singapore
The last two months, my travel focus has been home, Bangalore. I decided not to miss special occasions both happy and sad, and I’m glad I went back. Through it all, there was a parallel track running in my head, something that has been on my mind an awful lot this year. Sustainable living, both… Continue reading Finding A Green Purpose