Two girls with wet tee-shirts

Playing With Water

People become strangely uninhibited when they play with water in the street. I think it must be owing to one of our atavistic instincts, a distant memory of the amphibian origin of mammals. More likely, it’s because it’s a bit naughty and certainly very wet. April is the month for the Thai festival of Songkran, … Read more

Four Girls, Four Pigeons

Awkward Eating on the Street

If Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, represents the top of the food chain — in 2018 it’s No.1 among “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” — then the eating places I’m showing here are somewhere near the bottom. I mean no disrespect. In fact, I don’t particularly enjoy eating in expensive restaurants. Getting a table is … Read more