Category: Airport Chronicles

Thirty flights in 33 days. What was I thinking? This is the adventure that inspired the blog.

Please do not judge the fish.

San Francisco: An Epistle

Dear San Francisco,  I owe you an apology.  I’m sorry I went to Seattle and said it was just as good as you but without the price tag. I’m sorry I was seduced by...

Connections: Houston

“People in IAH are rude today. Passengers, anyway.” Travel journal, 11 April 2014 After my ill-fated attempts to transfer through sexy airports like SFO and JFK, I quickly realised that the road less travelled...

Los Angeles: Briefly Motionless

After the friendliness of the Pacific Northwest, LA’s carefully coiffed standoffishness is jarring. I hate this city. What am I doing here? Travel journal, 28 April 2014 After nearly a month of navigating the...

Portland bridge

Portland: Echoes of the familiar

“This is because I didn’t sit before leaving my sister’s flat…” — Travel journal, 26 April 2014 Although no one I know lived in Portland when I visited, almost everyone had an opinion on...

On Coffee II

I’ve travelled America across both time and space. The way you can tell the difference between the two modes of transportation is that things change quite a lot for one and not at all...

Seattle: Quietly Superlative

Seattle is everything I love about San Francisco at a fraction of the price and without a hint of smugness. from my travel journal After nearly three weeks of travel through north America, Seattle...

On Coffee I

For a country that allegedly runs on coffee, it is surprisingly difficult to get a good cup of it in the US.  It’s ludicrously easy to get coffee, as long as you’re not picky,...

Great Falls Interlude

I lived in DC for four years as a college student, which breaks down to three academic years and four summers. Students have a very different relationship to their settings than non-students do; undergrads...