Happy Chinese New Virus New Year + Yunnan Snow-Capped Memories

No more theaters. No more KTV karaoke. (Almost) no faces on Guangzhou’s streets that are bare without face masks. Welcome to the new World Virus Order, courtesy of the kind of unsanitary health practices your mother has been warning you about for the past thirty years. We’re about 1500 kilometers (that’s about 932 miles/Freedom Units)…

More Desert, No More Problems – Goodbye Sweet, Sweet Tunisia

Not completely satisfied with the minor dunes of our day tour, we left Tozeur and headed south across the massive Chott el Djerid salt flat to the smaller town of Kibili, yet another “Gateway to the Desert,” where we stayed with Arafat and his family on their campsite. (We stayed in a room on the…

A Beach is a Desert to an Ant

The sea is flat, flat, flat. It’s a mirror and a window to another world. Gaze upon the placid distant shimmers and wonder where the sea ends and the sky begins. Closer to the beach the sun-soaked whites and blues merge into that tropical teal non-islanders have come to know best from Caribbean pirate films,…

Sea, Sand, and Sunshine in Tunisia… But Where are the Tourists?

Our final hours in Tunisia and our first country post. While Manny chops veggies and prepares some steaks for lunch in the kitchen, I annoy our neighbors by blaring some of the most intense Berlin techno I can find. (Therapeutic writing music as we sum up our days here.) Once upon a time, only about…

Marseille All Day (And All Week)

The final sunset of our holiday draws near. We awake on yet another brilliant, blue Tunisian morning, back in the capital of Tunis for a couple days before our separate flights to separate countries. Before that, let us at least finish words and images for one country! After our road-trip around southern France, we returned…