Inside Tusheti and the Way Back

Part one: https://akingofnowhere.wordpress.com/2016/09/28/the-road-to-tusheti/ Like most traveling, my trip to Tusheti simply left me with a collection of moments with no clear narrative. I’m left with memories, photographs, and now these words. But only the memories hold everything together. Writing words about the crisp mountain air won’t help you really smell it. Looking at the picture of … Continue reading Inside Tusheti and the Way Back

Four Perks of the German School System or Why You Should Be Reincarnated as a German Teacher

  As a teacher in the US, I sometimes feel sorry for myself. It's not because I work at a high school—despite being told “you poor thing” by strangers, I like teaching teenagers. It's also not because the pay is low compared to other professions—I wouldn’t trade my summer break for a $10,000 raise. And … Continue reading Four Perks of the German School System or Why You Should Be Reincarnated as a German Teacher

Romanticizing Unromantic Travel: A Trip to the Bergkirchweih

This is an old piece, the first piece of travel writing I ever did. Rereading it, I see the work of a younger man—one who had the blues and romanticized things far too hard. Without further ado: "Aloneness is a state of being whereas loneliness is a state of feeling. It's like being broke and being poor. I feel … Continue reading Romanticizing Unromantic Travel: A Trip to the Bergkirchweih