Chasing Sophistication
Exploring the finer things in life

Impression: Bentley Bentayga


The Bentayga. According to Bentley it’s the fastest SUV in the world and with a top speed of over 300 kilometers an hour, that may very well be true. At least until the Lamborghini Urus arrives. We took the slightly slower Diesel V8, and yes...

Focus


It’s been a while since I’ve last posted something and for that I apologize. I was trying to do too many things at once and as a result simply lost focus. Life apparently becomes impossible with a lack of focus and clearly nothing gets done without...

Ferrari 488 Spider


Cold wind and wet clothes. Icy roads and melting snow. That’s what it’s like right now. However, as I stare out the window my imagination is taking me back to a world where snow is artificial and cold winds the result of frigid air-conditioning. A...

Time for Jesus


I received a phone call earlier today; whether I had time to talk about Jesus. My immediate response was no, obviously, but it did make me wonder. Did I have time to talk about Jesus? It’s not like I was doing anything useful after all....

Listen


Be quiet. Mute the TV. Pause the music. Listen. Listen to the wind and the birds or to the voices around you. Just listen. Listen and breathe. For some reason it’s incredibly calming and relaxing to stop with what we’re doing and just listen to...

Chennai: The Tourists’ India


Fresh air. Clean streets. Broad roads. Sidewalks, even. This isn’t New Delhi. Last weekend it was time for a getaway. An escape from the polluted misery that has been my home for the past month or so. To do so, we flew 1800 kilometers south...

Peaceful Marble


The park is serene. The people well-behaved. All eyes – and camera lenses – are trained on a massive flower-shaped structure covered in white marble that sticks out from its green surroundings. A building which could very well be one of the most visited buildings...

Visiting the Taj Mahal


The seventh wonder of the world. Built by one of the most powerful rulers of its time to show everyone how much he loved his wife. Well, one of them anyway. Grand, imposing and perfectly symmetrical; the Taj Mahal is a spectacular mausoleum made from the...

The Results


What a journey. What a ride. I left Dubai a little less than two weeks ago and still find it hard to believe that the journey was real. The memories are there, but it’s hard to fathom that it all happened. Luckily we still have the...

India


India. Incredible India. Incredible indeed, but in what way? Time for another adventure. When it was time to leave Dubai I got picked up in an unmarked private taxi, a Lexus packed with all the features required to make a journey, regardless of its duration,...