Fresh Beans in Kumamoto

Fresh Beans in Kumamoto

Japan loves coffee. Being Japan, the coffee takes on a profound importance that can only be matched with some very specific rituals. Each roaster does their thing. Each coffee a potential masterpiece. K Coffee in Kumamoto has an unassuming location, hidden away in a...
Getting Raw in Tokyo

Getting Raw in Tokyo

We’re in Tokyo. It’s 4:30 on a weekday afternoon. Welcome to ‘tourist limbo’, a period where exhaustion from the days sightseeing mixes with being too far from your hotel to return and being too early for dinner. Japanese business folk glide elegantly by. Suited and...
Faisal Mosque Islamabad

Faisal Mosque Islamabad

Faisal Mosque, Islamabad. One of my favourite places in the world. The clean architecture forming a crisp modern backdrop to the gentle softness of the people wandering calmly around its plaza. Both utterly serene, there for ancient rituals. The sun dips behind a...
A Date With Datar Darbar

A Date With Datar Darbar

It’s night. Crazy loves night. And the market place leading to the Datar Darbar Sufi shrine has ramped up the usual Pakistani chaos to sensory destroying levels. Sights, smells, sounds all dialled up eleven. I consider a new marketing slogan for Pakistan “The Spinal...