The Beatles landmark that India forgot

Posted on Oct 16, 2016 in The Visionquest Journals | No Comments
The Beatles landmark that India forgot

Looking up from the pebble-strewn bank of the Ganga, thundering its sandy brown way from the foothills of the Himalayas through the dark heart of India, the only hint that a site of some cultural significance sits just above its bank is the faintest outline of a domicile crafted from stones much like those you […]

Sunrise on Ganga

Posted on Oct 9, 2015 in The Visionquest Journals | No Comments
Sunrise on Ganga

It’s 5:30am and barely a glimmer of natural light illuminate the scene as I follow a trio of German tourists down the staircase of my digs. Bodies are draped over most of the spare surfaces in the lobby. They’re the workers of Puja Guesthouse in Varanasi and our lobby is their home.

Wrestling with Cambodia’s past

Posted on Mar 27, 2014 in The Visionquest Journals | No Comments
Wrestling with Cambodia’s past

It’s 2pm, 35 degrees and somewhere just south of 100 percent humidity in Phnom Penh. The previous five hours had been spent trudging through the killing fields of the Cheung Ek Genocidal Museum, then walking the corridors of the S21 prison camp where so many Cambodians awaited their fate.

Going postal in Harlem

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 in The Visionquest Journals | No Comments
Going postal in Harlem

Rapid urban renewal is yet to touch the walls of the Harlem branch of the United States Post Office. Tucked away in a tree-lined stretch of W 140th Street, just a few blocks north of semi-thriving 135th between 7th and 8th avenues, the building’s utilitarian façade tells its own tales – more than the executive […]