travel narrative

Awakening in a Dreamland

Mexico

The taxi driver turns to look at me anxiously as we slow and then come to a halt in Mexico City rush hour traffic. He skillfully maneuvers around other taxis, big buses, small buses, regular cars — whatever he can do to get a few feet closer to the bus station where I’ll begin my […]

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Shuddering on Sudder Street

backpacking

Indian expats, like expats from Ghana and many other countries of the global South do not travel lightly when returning to their original countries. Trips home often require bringing back extra suitcases full of goods and gifts for relatives and friends. So after making it through a slow line to clear immigration at the airport […]

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