How Ipoh got its groove back

Ipoh, Malaysia – September 2019 During a short stopover in Kuala Lumpur recently, my parents and I took my grandmother on a day trip to Ipoh, which is a two hour drive away (not counting potential traffic jam delays). The state capital of Perak and Malaysia’s third largest city, Ipoh sits nestled in amongst toweringContinue reading “How Ipoh got its groove back”

Dresden, the Baroque Phoenix of Saxony

Dresden, Germany – October 2015 “I was a prisoner of war held in Dresden. At about 10.30pm that night, the air raid sirens started their mournful wailing and because this happened every night no notice was taken. The people of Dresden believed that as long as the Luftwaffe kept away from Oxford, Dresden would beContinue reading “Dresden, the Baroque Phoenix of Saxony”

Beirut Skies

Beirut, Lebanon – June 2019 I arrived in Beirut at 6pm local time for a two day meeting. It was my first time in the Middle East, and I had not really known what to expect. The half-Brazilian, half-Lebanese cab driver was chatty and managed to tell me an impressive amount about his whole lifeContinue reading “Beirut Skies”