Introspection

Epiphanies on the Road – A collection of revelations while traveling

  • “I Love Lamp”-edusa September 13, 2021
      Definitely didn’t look nearly like this 24 hours prior to taking this photo…     After a week rampaging throughout Sardinia’s coastline including a pitstop in Corsica — with a final night belonging in a 90s teen prom movie (I really can’t describe it in any other way … it was that … perfectly bittersweet) — we tried to take ...
  • 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 ...

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

  • I Want “Paler-mo” Of It! September 15, 2021
      After 2 days relaxing in the off-the-beaten-path island of Lampedusa, the gang took a direct evening flight out to Palermo, capital of Sicily, afterwards.     Founded by Phoenicians under the name of “Ziz” and later renamed by Greeks “Panormos”, which means “all port,” Palermo’s golden age was during Arab rule from 9th to 11th centuries AD when ...
  • You’re Going to Miss … Cyprus June 15, 2021
    Press play and read the rest of this post with the music . . .      You’re going to miss the feeling of being born again, the old habits of dusting off old passports, filling out documents, packing, unpacking, and repacking. You’ll even miss the anticipation of another PCR up your nose because you’ll do anything just ...
  • Love In The Time Of Corona/COVID-19: One Year Later March 8, 2021
    Exactly 1 year ago today – March 8, 2020, 7am at a Brooklyn emergency room – my first COVID-19 patient walked through the door. Since then: one tragic year of countless patients treated, counseled, lost, and grieved, with even more lives upended and altered forever. We grappled with a year of the virus, and also a ...

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