April saw me travelling back to the US for work. A week of meetings in Houston presented my colleague Alphy and I with a fantastic opportunity for a little stopover in the Big Apple. It was Alphy’s first time in NYC so we did the traditional touristy things; strolled through Central Park, ate pancakes in an American diner and caught the Staten Island ferry to see Lady Liberty – we had a cracking time. I was able to catch up with my good friend Blaise who I hadn’t seen in four years (to think the last time we met I’d just started at SOAS!), drop by Broadway to see The Book of Mormon and sip cocktails in the sky lounge. It was quite the trip!