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Introduction If I'm not lost in a library or buried in a bookshop somewhere, you'll most likely find me in a queue waiting to board an aeroplane. I'm primarily based in London, but for much of the year I work overseas in museums in a variety of different countries. This blog is intended to be a journal of thoughts and impressions gleaned from my travels, from my reading, and from my writing and research projects - it's an exploration in the most personal sense of the word, and of the world at large.
Interests Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, Astronomy, Meteorology, Geography, Cartography, Geometry, Religion, Philosophy, Languages, History, Travel, Books, Libraries, Museums, Tea & Biscuits
Favorite Movies The Fall - directed by Tarsem, The Last Emperor - directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, The Sheltering Sky - directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, Empire of the Sun - directed by Steven Spielberg, Time Bandits - directed by Terry Gilliam, Wall-E - by Pixar
Favorite Music Ludwig van Beethoven - 7th Symphony, Gabriel Faure - Requiem, Miles Davis - Kind of Blue, Talvin Singh - Anokha, The Primitives - Lovely
Favorite Books Ring of Fire - by Lawrence Blair with Lorne Blair, Testament - by John Romer, Black River of Tibet - by John Hanbury Tracy, We Tibetans - by Rinchen Lhamo, China in Turmoil - by Louis Magrath King, Seeking Robinson Crusoe - by Tim Severin, Freedom from Fear - by Aung San Suu Kyi, Letters from Burma - by Aung San Suu Kyi, Open Letters - by Vaclav Havel, Shadow of the Silk Road - by Colin Thubron, To a Mountain in Tibet - by Colin Thubron, White Mughals - by William Dalrymple, Foreign Devils on the Silk Road - by Peter Hopkirk, Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind - by Charles Nicholl, Traces Remain: Essays and Explorations - by Charles Nicholl, The Library at Night - by Alberto Manguel, The Sheltering Sky - by Paul Bowles, Foucault's Pendulum - by Umberto Eco, Our Man in Havana - by Graham Greene, Three Men in a Boat - by Jerome K. Jerome