One morning in a previous era, when international trips and handshakes were still possible, a stranger and I joined forces to assist a traveler from afar.
How a fellow pastry lover shut down my mini-tantrum with one simple gesture
How the phrase “I mean well!” was ruined forever by our Uber driver’s flawless retort
Jerusalem, 1988: A sherut driver’s heroic act of honesty saved this young traveler from a ruined trip.
Highlights of my year of great crime reads. (The takeaway: Go get DISAPPEARING EARTH right now.)
Why do all these “little-known histories” of women leading outsized, daring lives in war and espionage slow to a trickle after Women’s History Month is over?
Annals of Memorable Meals: Angkor Beer, rice porridge, durian, and faith in a Kampong Thom town
Why telling a story in someone else’s voice is perhaps the biggest challenge of all—and the utmost (terrifying) privilege