About Amsterdam

Manu Joseph writes about people and spaces around Spui, in the tourist hub of Amsterdam. His dry humor is enjoyable as much as his reading of the place interesting. The trams disappear just that way! His is going after happiness as a theme, as I figure from his columns. If it is to bust this whole [...]

How Long For Dar Es Salaam? : More, more, more

The specifics of travel in these times are standard. We know our way through the border controls, airports, transfers and how to arrive at hotels in new cities. In most parts of the world this is straightforward. The discomfort about the unknown begins beyond this point when the guidebook is not taken, travel forums are [...]

On the bus

‘Why cannot you believe in Jesus’, asked the Congolese passenger sitting by my side. This was during a spurt of conversation that the bus entered into, after a small town or stop had passed. He is heading to Congo, and will change for another bus from Dar Es Salaam, after taking rest for a night [...]

Belief ‘Why cannot you believe in Jesus?’I can! It doesn’t make any difference, this name or something else. 'Do you not want to believe in Jesus?’ he asks. We smile and share peanuts. He turned down my offer of cashewnuts. He is home bound. to Congo. And bought a Masai shawl for someone back home. [...]