This tends to give me bad taste, ironically. Because style is funny, when you hear it from those who observe it and therefore enforce it.Read more "Europe and Style"
“London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation.”
– G.K. Chesterton
“These people say they aren’t tourists, but travellers and think they are special, more sensitive. It’s stupid. They’re not.”
– Alex Garland. Author, ‘The Beach’
So what if America isn’t the West anymore? The West was always an idea, anyway. A place to escape to, a destination. It’s not fixed – you can always be East of somewhere.Read more "Why America?"
“The city is your thermometer for the country. All roads lead there; all roads start there. That’s how it is today; that’s how it’s always been, since there really were Caesars.”Read more "Kolby Did Rome: Eternal, Forever"
“There’s a special pleasure in walking through those old, Eastern European cities, where every summer day seems to be lined with some street market or fast food stall party – they’re like the original food trucks, and all they serve are sausages, onions, condiments, the remains of a pig, and creamy, definitely-not-non-alcoholic beer.”Read more "The Harvest Haus: I Did Oktoberfest in Vancouver"