Digressions of a Papyrus

Reporting and Essays on Society, Culture, Lifestyle. Plus a dash of creative non-fiction with questionably funny pictures.



Formerly known as Hills Like Asian Elephants, Digressions of a Papyrus is a magazine covering the fields of society, culture and well-being. It offers serious reporting, insightful-but-way-too-long essays, disjointed ramblings, and funny non-fiction. The diverse range of topics include Taiwan’s burgeoning horror movie industry, anti-LGBT organisations in France, or analysis of modern self-help, among others.


Hélène Belaunde a.k.a Papyrus is a Chinese studies graduate who’s fond of writing and butternut lasagna. She’s a waitress and lives in Berlin.





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