Introspection

Epiphanies on the Road – A collection of revelations while traveling

  • Love In The Time Of Corona/COVID-19 — The End Of The First Wave May 7, 2020
      Stepped outside in the middle of my ER shift on Monday, April 13th to take a moment to myself when a passerby with a camera happened to be at the right place at the right time: I needed to breathe. I needed to know if I was still alive. A few weeks later and through several degrees ...
  • “Namibe”-tter Duo, I’ll Wait. Otherwise You Gotta “Lubango!” March 3, 2020
      After some uneven back-and-forth kind of travel in the outskirts of Luanda yesterday, we “slept in” this morning until 8am before starting out day with a drive to Cacuaco for a stroll around a local fishing village.     My gut feeling here was that since tourism here is still raw and developing, I would recommend keeping on ...
  • They Put A Monsooner On The Moon — The White Desert Of Egypt December 7, 2019
      Once in a while, I’m blessed to write up and release a blogpost that will stand the test of time in my memories.     This is one of those posts.     The irony of today rests in the fact that after a decade visiting 180 countries and territories, that it would take me returning to my first ever country ...

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Post-travel Reflections – The usual symptoms of post-travel withdrawal

  • You’re Going To Miss … The Great USA September 9, 2020
      Photos courtesy of Raubern Totanes and yours truly. By tradition and in the spirit of this very road trip across America (twice!) I write the following in a stream of consciousness Jack Kerouac style — so please forgive all run-ons and typos.   Press play and read the rest of this post with the music . . .      You won’t miss ...
  • Announcing the World Premiere of our Short Film on Egypt 2019! May 21, 2020
    TLDR: The Monsoon Diaries has always been at the intersection of ethical healthcare + travel for a global community. As we continue to provide updates on the ground for COVID-19, we also must take steps to rebuilding a future and life of responsible and affordable travel after COVID-19. This is one of those first steps. ...
  • Love In The Time Of Corona/COVID-19 — The End Of The First Wave May 7, 2020
      Stepped outside in the middle of my ER shift on Monday, April 13th to take a moment to myself when a passerby with a camera happened to be at the right place at the right time: I needed to breathe. I needed to know if I was still alive. A few weeks later and through several degrees ...

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