I’m at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, which is without a doubt one of the most famous hotels on the planet. Founded in 1864, it is one of the oldest hotels in Asia, but that’s not nearly the full extent of its appeal. There is a mystique here that’s derived not only [...]
The View From My Window: Hambantota, Sri Lanka
I’m looking out upon a place that could lose its remote status fast.
Speaking Of Tsunamis On The Southern Tip Of Sri Lanka
In a matter of moments a village is washed away and everything is changed in the south of Sri Lanka.
On The Dhaka Cafe Attack
I almost wrote a blog post a while back about Dhaka being safe. I still believe it is — ultimately. But . . .
Showing Up At Airports Ridiculously Early
The airport is my refuge.
‘Mad For Land’ In Bangladesh
The people of Bangladesh are crazy about property and with good reason.
Textile Factories In Bangladesh
Understand the cultural context before victimizing others.
Impressions Of Dhaka
Why I really like Dhaka.
Dhaka Must Have The World’s Worst Traffic
I can say that Dhaka has the worst traffic in the world, but you probably won’t believe me until you actually go there. Bring a good pair of shoes, as walking is the most efficient form of transport.
In Bangladesh, Someone Else’s Business Card Is Your Social Passport
The custom of business cards in Bangladesh is a little different.