Nepal: Where Everest is King (of the currency)

Up until 2007 the Nepalese rupee featured a portrait of the King of Nepal. This is in keeping with other…

How not to talk about the future: mid-stage early career researcher here

As some of you know I am on a 3 year post doc. I am one month into year 3….

Day 8: Blue Creek

Absolutely all of the concern is gone. I almost can’t believe that I nearly left. It seems so silly now….

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

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

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

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

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

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