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X is for Xinjiang

It’s big and empty, indeed only 3.4% of the land in the Xinjiang Province is thought to be fit for human survival. Officially it is the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. 151 more words

Far Away Places

Simple Things

Sweet scents to guide my senses
Beautiful music to float away on
Dancing lights in far away places

Just simple things that tease the senses… 23 more words


Queen of Salads

AT HOME, CURRENTLY READING: “The Book of Strange New Things,” by Michael Faber

For a girl who once rarely ate salad, it’s strange to find myself now eating a generous portion five days out of seven, and stranger still to have my salad-making skills often solicited by others.   654 more words

In The Kitchen

Far Away Places: The World Got Big Again All of a Sudden

The Jumbo Jet is often attributed to making the world smaller. Allowing affordable air travel for the masses meant that previously unthinkable far-flung destinations were now potential holiday destinations. 637 more words

Far Away Places

Far Away Places: Dudmaston Estate, Shropshire, UK

OK, at just 12 miles away from our home,  the Dudmaston Estate doesn’t technically qualify as a ‘far away place’, but given the fact that: 754 more words

Far Away Places

That Roman Feast

AT HOME, CURRENTLY READING AMERICANAH, BY CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE — 2014 winner of the National Book Critics Circle fiction prize

Traveling to a faraway place with family, I initially imagined, would call for the kind of planning that precedes the typical Thanksgiving Day feast.  4,472 more words

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