I once fare-dodged my way from Bath to London. My friend Elliot and I spent several hours hopping on and off trains, hiding in toilets, and using our cellphones to outwit the ticket conductor. It was one of the most terrifying experiences of my early life. There’s an age-old rumour that if you stay out […]
Major sporting events are a big test for expats around the globe. As the world gears up to watch their countries’ top athletes, expats are left in the wilderness, unsure where their affiliation lies. Is it with their country of birth or their country of residence? It’s a trivial matter, but it shows what stage […]
There comes a point for most of expats when they realise that they’re not going home. I don’t know when it happened for me, but there must have been a point when I decided that I would spend most of the rest of my life outside of my home country. What is the difference between […]
There’s something strange about sleep, particularly during an illness. Having a fever produces some of the most curious, often disturbing thoughts you are ever likely to have. I got home from work at about 9 pm and just kind of collapsed, putting off plans for a freelance project about a property development that I know […]
This is part two of my highly underrated Patong traffic series. Part one is here.