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The Good Stuff
- Welcome to Sapa: Notes From the Hub of the Curiously Dystopian Hill Tribe Folk Villages
- How To Make Goat Milk Paneer (and a few meditations on place and purpose)
- Best Little Whorehouse in Cairo
- Notes on Travelling in Fes, Morocco During the First Few Days of Ramadan
- (101 Things About Shanghai) Blind Massage Parlors
- Making You Jealous in Tangier, Morocco
- Helpful Household Tips from Chinese University Students
- The Fabric Market, Part Trois
Origins I started this blog near the end of last April, impulsively, after I read the words ‘ephemera and detritus’ in a comment on a blog I’ve long since lost…
One of the things I really liked about Istanbul but never took advantage of due to sheer terror of using my (self-perceived) inferior Turkish skills was the culture of delivery….
Sometimes when I come home from work, I’m absurdly hungry- maybe I worked through my lunch break, maybe I covered ten kilometres just pacing and monitoring in class. It has…
On Jiashan Lu in the morning there are streams of bicycles weaving down the road and its crowded sidewalk, pedalled by parents carrying their children to school. On our street,…
I’m working on stolen wifi this evening, from the penultimate penthouse up on the 16th floor overlooking bloody well everything. Alas, we haven’t even got a phone line set up…
We are moving this weekend, hence this short post. We had popped out to Ikea this morning to get some paper lanterns and heavy light-blocking curtains for the sunny bedroom….
I’m pretty wussy when it comes to meat- I lean heavily towards vegetarian and would label myself a lacto-ovo-bacon vegetarian if it were an option. In Istanbul I was able…
Tomorrow will be the somethingth anniversary of an event that may or may not have taken place in a way that may or may not have been reported. This event…
We got the keys today. The new flat up on the 16th floor of the only tall building on our block is now ours for a year, if not longer….
In the past year and a half since I moved to Shanghai, I have had to move twice. The first time was two and a half months into my first…
Actual thoughtful writing should resume soon- we had a big, tiring weekend away in Nanjing for work and didn’t see daylight for two days. I tried writing a few things…