Taha Lughmani

Taha Lughmani

The author lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. His interests include geopolitics, investing, basketball and travelling, and he is also an avid reader. He tweets at @TLughmani (twitter.com/TLughmani)

Time-travelling through history and losing myself in the ruins of Ephesus, Turkey

I wanted to end 2017 by surprising my parents with a visit, all the way from California, US to Mansehra, Pakistan. Travelling for 28 hours straight and showing up at my ancestral home in Mansehra, it took my father around three minutes to recognise me as his eldest son. Those three minutes started to get awkward, as I began to wonder if he had excommunicated me from the family tree. Instead, it turned out that he was just channelling his surprise by confusing me for my brother’s friend. However, this little awkward reunion wasn’t the only part of my trip ...

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