“My whole wretched life swam before my weary eyes, and I realized no matter what you do it’s bound to be a waste of time in the end so you might as well go mad.” – Jack Kerouac Summer has arrived, if it was not evident by the weather then it is evident in the … Continue reading

Cultural rumblings in Kreuzberg.

“Everybody seems to think I’m lazy I don’t mind, I think they’re crazy Running everywhere at such a speed Till they find there’s no need (There’s no need)” I think I may have developed an allergic reaction to exertion. My body has broken out in a violent rash, I feel ill and unclean, impotence looms, … Continue reading

Farewell, 再見, all that.

Farewell, 再見, all that.

How do you spend five months in Hong Kong, adopting a new lifestyle and amassing a collection of cool international friends, and then go on to deal with the shock of returning home? If you’re me, you don’t. Instead, you spend a month in Europe as a ‘transition period’. I treat myself too well. For a vice, it’s … Continue reading

Spring Break Y’all (Part Two)

Spring Break Y’all (Part Two)

So, this part two is incredibly belated, which means the details will be a bit more fuzzy than they already would be, but I’ll give it my best shot. We left off with the group sleeping in the van after an unsuccessful attempt to drive up a snowy road. The next morning, we headed back to … Continue reading

Quand est-ce que vous mangez le soir?

I am now three weeks into my university semester. The classes have been going well, I began reading Nietzsche′s Zur Genealogie der Moral, the radical first Essay left me with a strong compulsion  to commit some petty crimes just to see how I would feel. I have spent long weary hours attempting to accustom my mouth to the … Continue reading

Brussels and Berlin!

Spring has arrived and with it came the end of my German course, giving me a three week break before university begins. My tax number has arrived too which feels like an achievement of monumental proportions. There is no way of describing, or preparing for the pure savagery of the mysterious draconian Deutsch bureaucracy. One … Continue reading

Welcome to Konstanz

I arrived in Konstanz on a dreary Tuesday afternoon in March. Soft spring rain was falling in the fog and I spent the day wandering the streets around my new lodgings. There was an old abandoned train track covered in dust and brambles. Outside my apartment at Schürmann-Horster Weg I discovered a theater showing German … Continue reading

South Korea Part 2: Seoul’d Out

South Korea Part 2: Seoul’d Out

“Seoul is a lot faster-paced than Busan. You work hard and play hard.” I shrugged. It’s true. But most of the time my friends and I were making comparisons such as “The subway isn’t as crowded as the MTR” or “The inner city’s so peaceful compared to Hong Kong”. I’m going to have the biggest … Continue reading