Introspection

Epiphanies on the Road – A collection of revelations while traveling

  • 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 ...
  • Try Not To Be An Old Giza, Will Ya: The Great Pyramids November 29, 2019   After a whirlwind first day in Cairo, we woke up bright and early at 4am for the Pyramids. Just like good old times.     Today we changed nothing on the plan I did 10 years ago. Everything was planned to the tee to be exactly the same except that instead of 4-5 friends with me, I had 20.  We ...
  • During The Terrorist Attack in Pul-e Mahmood Khan, Kabul, Afghanistan…. July 1, 2019 09:30AM As I’m writing this a few explosions just occurred within our vicinity a few km away (it’s already on the news). Still hearing some gunfire in the distance where the plumes of smoke are.     We just went up to the rooftop to take a look:     What is more remarkable is how the hotel staff and even some ...

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

  • Happy 10 Years (Officially): A Decade In Review December 31, 2019   The Monsoon Diaries is my love letter to life. When it began as a simple travel blog for a particular trip to Southeast Asia & India the summer I was to begin medical school — much like the premise of “The Motorcycle Diaries” — and during the monsoon season no less (hence the namesake of the ...
  • The Return To Cairo, 10 Years Later November 28, 2019   Of all the layovers I’ve had the past 10 years that have brought me back to the same places over and over again, I’ve never once stepped foot back in Egypt since my 2010 trip that started it all. Fateful isn’t it? And I knew the day I would return, it should mean something. And of ...
  • Announcing Our Inaugural Social Media Manager: DIANA KLATT, MPH October 10, 2019 After 2 months deliberating over an incredibly competitive applicant pool on the eve of our upcoming 10 year anniversary trip to Egypt next month, I have the unique pleasure to finally announce our inaugural social media manager for The Monsoon Diaries: DIANA KLATT, MPH (@klattalyst). Global health epidemiologist, project manager for HealthRight International, creative director for ...

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