Monthly Archives: March 2012

Words of Wisdom from Ryszard Kapuscinski — second edition

Ryszard Kapuscinski  was a Polish foreign correspondent who claimed to have covered 27 revolutions and been sentenced to death four times; this may be an exaggeration, but not a very big one. He was a voracious, omnivorous reader and a … Continue reading

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An interruption of the future

I am almost done the section of my trip journal on Croatia– honest! But it has been so sunny over the past few days that I am beyond tired of sitting in front of a screen. I am not dealing … Continue reading

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Balkan Adventure Part 3 of 7: Home Sweet Slovenia

My Slovenian family lives in a small village half an hour outside of Ljubljana, called Cerknica.  Genetically speaking, they aren’t close relatives, but sentimentally they very much are. It’s quite a story…I make no claims for historical accuracy, but here’s … Continue reading

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Greetings from London!

A brief interruption in my travel tales (I’m almost done the section on Slovenia, honest) to let you know I’ve arrived safely in London– that’s “the real London,” for my Canadian friends, you know, the one where the Queen lives? … Continue reading

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Balkan Adventure Part 2 of 7: French Interlude

I can’t say enough times how much I love Marseille; it is one of the most colourful cities I know. The Marseillais are known for speaking in an accent and with a sense of humour incomprehensible to the rest of … Continue reading

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Balkan Adventure Part 1 of 7: Preflight Shock

The story actually starts a week before I left. I was walking home from Ibrahim’s Café around midnight, texting everyone about how happy I was to have gotten accepted into grad school, when a big, young man a few years … Continue reading

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