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Introducing Vol 8 – How Are You? Issue

Stories for this volume were gathered from pre-Covid travels until October 2020. Resident contributors Daniel Herszberg recounts his journey in Afghanistan; Sammi Lim reminisces her motorcycle travels in France; and Thibault Charpentier documents snapshots of the Paris lockdown.

In her poem, Hajar Manaf articulates her feelings about being tucked away in Singapore in times of the pandemic. British-Malaysian Julia Merican expresses her thoughts about belonging (and not belonging) to places she calls “home” across continents.

We’re trying something new in this volume by featuring family travels. Lorenzo Morandi chronicles the road trip he took with his family in Southern Italy last summer and we are publishing it bilingually – in English and Italian! (We missed Italy a little too much this time. Ciao!) Shaleen Syed documents her travels in Borneo, alongside her husband Obe and their six-year-old son, Isaac. 

For interviews, we had conversations with Elora Hardy, who is in Indonesia, Ibrahim Nehme in Lebanon and Basira Yeusuff in South Korea. Elora enlightens us about her design philosophy and style for her sustainable architecture projects in Bali through IBUKU. Ibrahim tells us what it was like running The Outpost magazine as a one-man show while life has an idea of its own when running its course. And last but not least, Chef Basira dishes on the story behind her Seoul dining establishment with her quick wit and entertaining quips.

With this volume, we get personal. We hope these sincere stories could provide inspiration for your next travels, post-Covid. We, too, can’t wait to book our next flight ticket!

But for now, enjoy Musotrees Vol. 8 – How Are You? 

Dec 1, 2020

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