Day 7: Doubt
Orange Walk Restaurant Competition

I woke up this morning in paradise with a headache, feeling out of sorts. Up at 6 in the tent…

Day 5: Hummingbird Highway
hummingbirdfalls

Night falls fast in the tropics: obviously. I’m typing by the light of my screen at mile 29 of the…

Day 3: Stone Woman Revisited
Xunan view

Day 3: Stone Woman Revisited A certain shape of the days ahead is growing in my mind. That shape, at…

Day 2: The Zoo
Zoo2

Poor sleep: no malaria dreams, but a dog whose sole purpose on earth, it thought, was to bark all night….

Nostalgia and fireflies: Belize Day 1
Belmopan Morning

For the next two weeks I will be in Belize conducting a bit of preliminary fieldwork. It has been 11…

New Town tourism: brutal adventures at Glenrothes
Aerial-view-Glenrothes-Town-Centre

A ‘New Town’ in the UK sense is a planned city meant for post-WWII population dispersal. They are known for…

PhD fieldwork advice? Give up when things are bad and mess around
03.01.03.022LamanMeMaskKiss

I have just participated in a workshop entitled Doing Fieldwork in Latin America at the University of Glasgow. I was…

‘Abuela Grillo’: a beautiful animated short about rain, rights, and restoration
Abuela Grillo

Abuela Grillo is an animated short directed by Denis Chapon and featuring the voice of Luzmila Carpio. It is, perhaps,…

Know your Tupac
Tupac Amaru Quito

There are so many Tupacs! Here is how to tell them apart.

Preserving a traffic cone: Glasgow’s statue topping tradition is under threat.
Wellington Cone

What is heritage? Is it the physical remains of the past? The literal, tangible objects of art? The physical bits…

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