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

Infant Linguistics

My wife and I are were both born and raised in the USA, coming from non-recent immigrant stock.  Being so, we are unfortunately fluent in only one language, English.  While we can string a few sentences together in Bangla and a little smattering of Spanish, we are essentially useless outside of our native tongue.  One of the advantages of raising a family abroad was the … Continue reading Infant Linguistics