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Pour yourself a hot drink and get comfortable.

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My knowledge of North Korea is thin.

Even I know that as insane as the regime can be, no one within its borders will openly criticize it. Unfortunately, the host of Michael Palin in North Korea t...

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I stumbled upon it.

Because one of the projects I work on, Desis.Live, is a portal for desi and Indian content—specifically Bol...

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The show came out in 2018, but I've just started watching.

In The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan (BBC, HBO Max), a British comedian goes straight for the jugular of the concept of a trav...

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A smiling Francis and me, sitting outside in front of some shrubs

Some basics

A brief biographical sketch

Me on top of a sunny Mt Pilatus in Switzerland, with mountains in the background


Pardon the saccharine and the obvious, but travel is everything

A couple standing in front of a large Gothic church, on a bridge over the Seine


France deserves its own section

Francis, as a two year-old in a car seat, in sunglasses reading a French picture book


The bullshit of daily life? I'd rather read.

Stage with musicians going at it—they're Gogol Bordello, and they're crazy


Let me take you back

Little boy sitting on a big white bed, looking at a tablet


I watch a lot more television than movies

Live action from a soccer game at Crew Stadium—yellow versus blue


The only sport that matters

Ugly photo of a pig knuckle after it's been eaten—really, it looks horrible


As a travel writer, I have to talk about food

Me in an outdoor restaurant drinking from a green coconut with a long straw

Dumb stuff

You will not feel smarter after reading this

Dumpster full of garbage


Trying to live simply

Me getting out of a red Ferrari F430 with a guy clapping for me

Other Interests

I've only driven a Ferrari once

Dude wearing orange pants and orange and green shoes walking on wet grass

Get off my lawn

A few brief rants

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