Recap (January 2013 – November 2013)

So now, dear Reader, unless you are a careful note taker, you are probably a little mixed up.

How about a recap?

January 2013 I was in love, but by Easter I had my stomach sucked out through my navel with a vacuum cleaner, I quit my job in May and given away all my stuff. In June I passed up raunchy rebound sex in Thailand, cycled over 2000 kilometers to the top of the world in and spent August getting drunk on pastis in France. In September I’d been hired as Executive Vice President External Relations at an annual salary of $170,000 (plus options) and – just a few weeks later – been fired (in November).

What could top all of this? How about a REVOLUTION?

From The Netherlands, I flew to Kiev, Ukraine, touching down on the 20th of November 2013.

Who was there to pick me up? My superstar friend, Mary.

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FLOWER Parade • Bloemencorso • Eelde • The NETHERLANDS

Friday, February 6, 2015

Eelde is of one of several towns in the Benelux to hold an annual flower parade. Eelde’s has been a tradition since 1957 – including decorated floats, a…

The SOLIGA • a Dying Tribe • Indigenous People

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Soliga, one of India’s scheduled tribes, live in India’s Western Ghats. They have deep knowledge of the wild plants in the region, but this knowledge is slowly…

Walk through FIRE • a Theyyam Performance

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Theyyam is popular in the northern part of Kerala, India. The major difference in Theyyam and other ritualistic dances in Kerala is that the performers channel the god…

THEYYAM • The Ritual in Kerala

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Theyyam is a ritual performance with hundreds of variations, depending on the performers, gods represented and local customs. This was filmed close to Kannur, India. During the ceremony,…

Dhobi Khana WASHING Collective in Kochi

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Dhobi Khana (dhobikhana) is a laundry collective is made up of 45 self-employed families, laundry men and women, working seven days a week, without insurance, retirement or any…

BOUDHA’s Golden Eyes • Prayers at the Buddhist Stupa

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The best thing about exploring the Boudha neighborhood are the crisp sounds of bells and swish of worshipers’ feet, circling the giant stupa (similar to a temple or…

Prinsjesdag • The King is Coming!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

  Every year on Prinsjesdag the Dutch king and queen climb in their golden carriage and roll through tree-shaded streets in the Hague, the capital of The Netherlands….