Manscaping Abroad: The Beard

It has been argued that the biggest challenge in living abroad is getting your hair cut. Having lived in eight countries, nothing brings me as much anxiety as doing just that. A haircut abroad is a continuous negotiation of language, style, and personal tolerance for unexpected outcomes. This is not to say that personal grooming overseas does not have some benefits too. In Bangladesh, I … Continue reading Manscaping Abroad: The Beard

Graffiti: A Lesson in Perception

“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don’t come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they’re having a piss.” – Banksy, Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall. I am fascinated by graffiti and seek it out throughout my travels. Graffiti is a rebellion against the … Continue reading Graffiti: A Lesson in Perception

Skate Park Skopje

There is something raw and exciting about a graffiti covered derelict old skate park. Now let’s be clear, I don’t skate. I never have skated; but, I have many times thought that if only I had grown up in southern California (and were 10x cooler than I actually was) I would have skated.  So I married a woman who is from southern California…and she does … Continue reading Skate Park Skopje