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8.35 a.m. I wedge between an armpit and a belly just as the metal doors slide shut. There’s a collective let go of sucked breaths and the gaps between bodies close in. Snug, dazed, slithering in each other’s fluids. Infused with burnt rubber, morning breaths, unwashed hair and hastily splashed colognes. A tin of human sardines moving at 110km/hr. Digging into the plush soles of … Continue reading 1/24

When Your Passport is Not The Right Color

When I woke up this morning, I didn’t know where I was going to be sleeping tonight but definitely knew not anywhere in Turkey. My 4-month stint had ended on Sunday, my last day of teaching in Istanbul. As per the grand travel programme, I am now 1 month behind schedule and as I write this post I’m highly strung out from the events of the … Continue reading When Your Passport is Not The Right Color

In Gnome Land – Göreme, Cappadocia

If you’ve grown up reading Enid Blyton, then you know what a gnome is. Moreover you’d also know what pixies are, where the Enchanted Forest is and when to watch out for Dame Washlot’s tub water. Göreme in Cappodacia looks like a land that might have stopped on top of the Faraway Tree for a week and its one of those absolutely wonderful lands that everybody … Continue reading In Gnome Land – Göreme, Cappadocia