Writing From Leopold Cafe, Heartbeat of Shantaram
Feb15

Writing From Leopold Cafe, Heartbeat of Shantaram

This week I’m writing from Leopold Cafe, in the heart of Colaba district, downtown Mumbai. This cafe, established 1871, is best known as centrepiece hangout in classic novel, Shantaram, based on the true story by Gregory David Roberts. Shantaram was frequently recommended while traveling through India last year, and grace linked me with a copy in Berlin. It rapidly became one of my favourite books of all time. Exciting,...

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Strangers on a Plane’s Wings
Oct18

Strangers on a Plane’s Wings

Strangers on a Plane is musically traveled and gifted Canadian couple, Evren Oz and Courteney Brookes-Buxton. The home recording studio – Photo from SOAP Evren has enjoyed a successful, decades-long hip hop and beats career, as a solo artist, with live funk Rhymestone, or alongside CB-B as Strangers on a Plane. Beyond several well-received solo albums, Evren’s professional production credits include a 2nd place Eurovision...

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Wonderful Weekend in Warsaw
Oct05

Wonderful Weekend in Warsaw

Bridge on the Vistula River, Warsaw. Photo by Magdalena Dziewic On my third visit to Poland’s capital, I enjoyed a terrific weekend in Warsaw. My first time was a simple rush from north to south of the city on the Metro, transferring cross-country buses. The second, we stayed in a nice apartment, but in a quiet and sketchy area, not impressed with the nearby old quarter area, overrun by tourists. Third time lucky, Warsaw showed...

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Final Echoes at the Elbphilharmonie
Sep28

Final Echoes at the Elbphilharmonie

In a flurry of final notes and applause around the walls of Hamburg’s magnificent Elbphilharmonie, the much-anticipated David August concert came to a close. This marked the last hurrah of my book, Plan Sea, started around a year ago, concluding with the lessons learned from remote working on the road. Life is so much more than work, and must be balanced as such, as we work to live, and live to work, but neither should be more...

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