Athens: A City of Orange Trees

Many tried to put me off visiting Greece and exploring Athens altogether. It’s hot, polluted and dusty friends said. Moreover the country is in the middle of an economic meltdown more severe than the Great Depression. I could have been exploring Vatican City instead. I arrived to a city of orange trees and warm spring […]

Kupang: A Stupid Decision and the Terrible Consequences

It was in the taxi leaving the airport when I first realised we’d not landed in Flores, but Kupang (where is Kupang and what to do in Kupang?). There I was with a guidebook on my lap scanning the Flores section for suitable hotels when the driver started talking to me: Me: We want to […]

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