An Unfamiliar Sky

Monthly Archives: November 2013

I feel like I’m away more often than I’m home at the moment, and my suitcase is constantly being unpacked and repacked. I like to think I’m practical packer most of the time, but there are some things I just need to have with me to help me on my various travels. Here are a few of the luxuries I can’t leave home without. Snowsports and winter trips There are friends, there… Read More

Blue eyed, dressed for every situation, Moving through the doorway of a nation… …is not exactly an accurate description of my appearance as I arrived at Abu Dhabi airport, but bear with me while I attempt to tenuously link my stay at a five-star hotel to a new wave band from 30 years ago. We sped down the city’s bizarrely empty highways until we reached Yas Island and the taxi driver pointed… Read More

Airport layovers are a weird kind of purgatory. The period spent in limbo between where you came from and where you’re going to is often in a timezone that has no bearing on either your point of origin or your destination. I usually find thay this leaves me disorientated and unsure as to whether I should be sleeping or awake. The relationship you build with the place you’re transferring through is also… Read More