[Hanoi, 2/28/20] It’s been two years since I flew out of Hanoi. Chasing Covid to South Korea, I thought I would stay there for maybe a month, with a…
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[New York, 10/31/17] My last piece only got five likes after 41 hours. Perhaps because it was a bit disjointed, or maybe Armando’s preoccupation with…
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[Vung Tau, 5/1/22] Before leaving Namibia, I was trying to get a German friend to join me there. Locked out of cafes and restaurants, his life was…
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[Dubai, 4/6/22] On my last day in Windhoek, my Indian landlord drove me to the airport. Though he had been extremely kind and helpful to me during my +3…
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[Tarragona, 9/26/17] Even before Russia invaded Ukraine, The New York Times strongly hinted Putin had lost it. Anton Troianovski on 2/18/22, “The…
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To start with, please tell us how long you've been in Russia? Why did you decide to move there? I have been in Russia since the summer of 2014. In fact…
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[Kiev, 2/13/16] For about two years, my blog had a reader who commented often, but nearly always with slogans, cliches or cartoony logic. When I pointed…
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[Vung Tau, 11/23/19] Once or twice a week, I get a two-egg sandwich from a sixty-year-old guy who has a crudely lettered stand on Ba Cu Street. It’s…
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[Tarragona, 9/26/17] I was half dead on the beach in sunny Swakopmund, soaking up some vitamin D for my diseased carcass, when war broke out in the…
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[Food Lover’s in Windhoek on 3/30/22] In Albania, there’s a chain called Big Market. Despite its name, each Big Market is smallish. At my Tirana store…
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[Vientiane, 1/11/20] Under the aegis of the World Health Organization and with financial backing from Hunter Biden, I’m starting a global dating…
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[Vung Tau, 4/15/22] In Windhoek, there are many stretches where you can drive for a mile, easily, without seeing a single restaurant or cafe. In…
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