Reflections

Market Segment: Pieces of Shit

  Hong Kong At the moment, I’m sitting on a curb in Hong Kong eating a McDonalds “signature” crispy chicken jalepeño burger. See, last night I stayed up late in my apartment all alone drinking cheap scotch and arguing with people on Facebook. This morning, I woke up hung over Read more…

Reflections

disgust.

An early morning in Tokyo, a peaceful forest outside of Portland, a sunny day on El Tunco beach, a quiet village in the Dominican Republic, a bustling market in, Mexico City, a bike ride outside Hanoi.     The impetus for these thoughts came on a rather haphazardly-arranged day-tour I took with a friend in northern Read more…

Snippets

Pollo Campero

  San Salvador El Salvador; Guatemala City, Guatemala A sense of familiarity can be an odd thing – at times triggered by the inside jokes that we’ve been lucky enough to be included in. I smiled to myself strolling down one of the long hallways in the international terminal of Read more…

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For the road

Puerto Escondido, Mexico Wandering around while we were waiting for our bus we passed by this little tortilla shop. With tlayuda on our minds, we got 6 fresh ones before setting off for some fresh queso Oaxaca. It would be a 12 hour bus ride back to Mexico City – Read more…

Snippets

Insulation

Dominican Republic Sometimes even touristy activities can yield interesting finds. On a Dune buggy tour of rural Dominican Republic, our guide told us about these tables. Concrete on top, but filled with sand for insulation, a local shop owner can keep a fire going all day to cook beans. For Read more…