Musings on the Economics of Love

Love is not a game of give and take.  It is not a two way street.  It is certainly not a zero sum game.  It defies logic and our understanding of economics, both… Continue reading

Notes & Votes: What Do We Value?

Shock. November 9th, 2016 was full of it. On the same day the US election results stunned the entire world the Indian Prime Minister Modi declared an immediate demonitisation initiative (not as a… Continue reading

Surf’s Up Dudes!

‘Surf’s up dudes, let’s go shred some waves!’ This is a statement I’d never made but always wanted to, in my best Spicoli impersonation (remember Sean Penn’s stoner character from Fast Times At… Continue reading

The Stunning Sahara: Camels & the Cosmos

Have you ever seen a picture of sand under a microscope? The undulating dunes of the desert are filled with miniscule particles as impressive as the massive stars in the virgin sky. You… Continue reading

Trekking Toubkal, Morocco’s Highest Peak

Mt. Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa at  4,167 meters. Situated in the High Atlas Mountains about an hour from Marrakesh it is very accessible to the hiking inclined. From Marrakesh… Continue reading

Marrakesh & Fez: No Hassle-Free Guarantee

‘Salam!’ This traditional Arabic greeting literally means ‘peace’. Its more formal version ‘Salam Alaikum‘ means ‘peace to you’. I love this greeting and how similar it is to the Jewish greeting of Shalom.… Continue reading

Chefchaouen: Fifty Shades of Blue

14 km. Not a long distance when considering traveling around the world. Yet the differences between life in Tarifa, Spain and Tangier, Morocco (which are 14km apart) is astounding. From the coastline of… Continue reading

Fiery Flamenco & Seville Sightseeing

Seville is the largest of the Andalusian cities so I had expectations for the city to be filled with rich culture and history.  I certainly wasn´t disappointed.  The city was en fuego, both from… Continue reading

Granada, Córdoba, Valencia and Lots of Tapas

There is no such thing as a free lunch. This statement was often said in economics class to describe the idea that while you may not have to pay for something, it still… Continue reading

Biking Challenges & Guardian Angels

Europe by bike isn’t always easy riding.  (Or easy flying.  It’s quite a hassle to disassemble your bike and for it snugly into a box at the airport.). It’s made considerably harder when… Continue reading