during my year-and-a-half of research travel, I am tracking each bed I crash on -- pictured below beginning with my most recent digs. my overall itinerary is:
- until May 2013 - Chicago
- June 2013 - Independence, Kansas City (Missouri)
- July 2013 - Palo Alto, San Francisco (California)
- August 2013 - Washington DC, Toronto, Chicago
- September to January 2013 - New Delhi
- October 2013 - Karachi
- November 2013 - Chandigarh
- December 2013 - Amritsar
- February 2014 - Dubai
- March to April 2014 - Hong Kong
- May to August 2014 - Taipei
- July 2014 - Singapore
|July 2013 in the Mission District of San Francisco, California: Crashing with a new friend and local rug designer. |
Bed stat: King size bed surrounded by eclectic mix of symbolist, mid-century modern, and mod furnishings.
|July 2013 in Sacramento, California: Crashing with a former classmate from Oxford University. |
Bed stat: Air mattress and a shelf stacked with fiction -- I'll be reading Maximum City: Bombay lost and found by Suketu Mehta
|July 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri: Lofty dreams in the Rivermarket borough of Kay See Em Oh! (i.e. KCMO Kansas City Missouri)|
Bed stat: Climb 15 feet towards your destination.
|June 2013 in Chicago, Illinois: One-night stand. After exiting my Chicago apartment, I crashed at my classmate's flat the night before flying out.|
Bed stat: Air mattress couched beside a dining table.
|June 2013 in Chicago, Illinois: Moving out and moving up! 20 furniture pieces sold in 48 hours, including bedside tables, lamps, mattress.|
Bed stat: Air mattress on warm wood floors. living light is the new chic -- I mean that.
the last time I pursued extended travel, I totaled 33 beds over six months. "The best bedside view was offered from the window beside my bed in the sleeper class cart aboard a train. The landscape was decorated with patches of neon green mustard fields and, later, an orange sunset that illuminated silhouettes of palm trees" (see http://winstoninwonderland.blogspot.com/2009/04/my-india-2009.html ).