Postcard from Seoul

Postcard from Seoul

Seoul is like an equation with all the messy working out left in, the false starts, crossed out, taking up half the page. And so, despite the many surface similarities to Tokyo – the organic wend of its streets; the shops and restaurants that reproduce, perfectly,...
Diario castellano – abril 2018

Diario castellano – abril 2018

3 de abril Ben y yo nos perdimos las flores de los cerezos por solo pocos días: solo los restos harapientos quedan en los árboles, casi desalojados por las hojas nuevas, y los pétalos están esparcidos en el suelo. En Parque Yoyogi, mucha gente joven reunía de todos...
Postcard from Kyoto

Postcard from Kyoto

I wondered if going from Tokyo to Kyoto would be like going from Hanoi to Hoi An: from a working city that pays visitors no special attention to a place, with all the historical trimmings, that exists mainly for tourists. We’ve found that Kyoto has its own...
Postcard from Tokyo

Postcard from Tokyo

Tokyo makes me question some of my assumptions, my likes and dislikes. At home, I’d avoid malls and railway concourses as impersonal, artificial; here, where the smog is often so heavy that people go about in masks, malls are clean, controlled spaces. Often we...
Diario castellano – marzo 2018

Diario castellano – marzo 2018

2 de marzo En las semanas recientes Ben y yo hemos estado juntos constantemente; era un alivio pasar un día solo, con mi escritura y mis pensamientos y un libro de Agatha Christie, Los asesinatos ABC. Paseé al lado del Lago Daylesford: estaba un ganso muerto al lado...