Yala

The driver put down his mobile phone, quickly turned the jeep around, and slammed on the accelerator. No more stopping for birds, mongooses, jackals, or crocodiles. Instead, we sped along as fast as the bumpy dirt road allowed. A long day of safari in Yala National...

Shanghai

At the beginning of November I had the opportunity to visit Shanghai for work – 24 years after my first visit in 1988. Needless to say, it is a completely different place today. Back then, I stayed in a 20-bed dormitory close to the Bund in what was then called the...