Daniel Adler and the Malaysian Police

When you go to a police station in a foreign country chances are no good will come of it. Your case will get bungled in foreign bureaucracy, or they assume you’ll leave the country in a few days or by next week. They write up their report and apologize, having done their job. It started… Continue reading Daniel Adler and the Malaysian Police

Daniel Adler Rides Through Rajasthan, Thanks to Rich Indian Friends

I sat in the air conditioning and laughed at how cool it was, how I’ve been depriving myself of the pleasure of being temperate and not sweating. “Come to my house,” Roshan said, “And it’s like this all the time.” Because Roshan is fair-skinned, and his father works for the narcotics department, shipping opium to… Continue reading Daniel Adler Rides Through Rajasthan, Thanks to Rich Indian Friends

Adding Entropy to Experience in Udaipur

As I sat on the back of the large took-took, Jan sitting in the middle and the driver in the front, the beauty of travel struck me. A white-turbanned old man passed us on his scooter, we rolled past signs that said Eye Doctor and Lasik, and the town was abuzz on Friday night for… Continue reading Adding Entropy to Experience in Udaipur

Daniel Adler Lands In India

Westerners always smile about India. “Go there,” they say, “then you’ll see. I spent three and a half months. The smells, the colors. Oh, I’m jealous. You’re going to have such a great time.” Others take their experience in the subcontinent the way you’d take a beating. “Don’t look them in the eyes,” they say.… Continue reading Daniel Adler Lands In India

Daniel Adler Writes About Sex

I’ve been building to a climax, right? I’ve been on the road for eleven weeks in nine countries, and I’ve seen countless beautiful women. It came to a head in Berlin, because of everything I’d heard about it being like New York, because of how free and liberal it is, and how there are so… Continue reading Daniel Adler Writes About Sex

Daniel Adler Bikes Through Delft

Rotterdam was the largest port in the world after the war until Shanghai overtook it a few years ago. That makes it very international, and a big service city. To get on the subway I needed to wait in line to get a subway card which alone was 8 euro. Then I got on the… Continue reading Daniel Adler Bikes Through Delft