The motherland

From 5th February, 2011 The flight from Doha to Colombo is smooth. The whole way I’m thinking about what it will be to return to Sri Lanka, my mother’s birth place, on only my second visit. It’s been almost four years since I first came here, for six weeks, amid heavy...

Mr Steph in Morocco

4th to 26th January, 2011 Life is indeed a mystery. Thankfully. Imagine knowing our destiny in advance, knowing the ‘correct’ paths to take, people to meet? It would be mind numbingly mundane. Like life, Morocco is a total mystery to me at first; a rabid dance of...

Frostnipped Granada

16th December, 2010 to 3rd January, 2011 In this blog so far I’ve mostly talked about my observations of the world around me. Increasingly, I realise that there’s a whole inward trip going on also, simultaneously. If anything these travels are equally about my own...

Chilly in Barcelona

17th November to 16th December, 2010 Okay, so it’s been a little while….lost blogging momentum there, around arriving in Barcelona, experiencing the extent of this damn cold winter spreading across Europe. Nonetheless, it was a great ride, an occasional...

A cultural shift toward sustainability

A woman at the  hotel I stay at in the north of France sees a coffee mug spill on the counter. Actually, it was from my mug. Having seen the environmental awareness and sustainability notices everywhere in the hotel, I decide to leave the mark for the staff to clean...