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Japanese Adventure

Crikey! Has it really been two whole months since I last posted? That’s a record, even for me.

When I returned from my three week tour of Japan, it was Thanksgiving. 375 more words

Fish in Hanover, NH

Chinese-style fish in Hanover, NH at the Orient. The meat was done well, but the flavor could be improved.



An excerpt from the “Introduction” (New York: Random House, 1978) pp.1-9.

On a visit to Beirut during the terrible civil war of 1975-1976 a French journalist wrote regretfully of the gutted downtown area that “it had once seemed to belong to … the Orient of Chateau­briand and Nerval… 3,366 more words


Traveling Fool

Lady Sylvia Ashley, London 1928

It’s official. I’m going to London this August!

Silky got her first taste of the travel bug when she embarked on a cruise to Northern Africa with the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland prior to her marriage to Lord Ashley. 121 more words

The Dark Side of Orientalism

Whilst we find ourselves singing along to one of Katy Perry’s latest songs ‘Dark Horse,’ captivated by the glitz and glamour of her art-pop ode to an Egyptian deity, there are deep-rooted problems of… 690 more words

Media And Communications

My Challenge: Composing Travel Narratives when Edward Said's Ghost is Looking Over My Shoulder :(

I really hate Edward Said.  May he rest in peace.

I love his work.

Orientalism is one of those books, after which you’re never the same again.   1,148 more words


Gorgeous Gauteng Getaways

When you live in the hustle and bustle of Gauteng, sometimes you forget that there is beautiful countryside a short hop n’ skip away (or a Sho’t Left as the locals would say). 1,005 more words

South Africa