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Travel Literature: Birds Without Wings

Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernières

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It did take me a while to get into this book and I confess to wondering if the author had spent too much time researching the history and forgetting the story. 207 more words


PUBLISHED in The Best Travel Writing Vol. 10

My grand prize-winning story for the SOLAS awards. “Into the Hills” has been published in the print anthology The Best Travel Writing Vol. 10, along with dozens of other superb travel stories from all over the world. 49 more words


Himalayan Writings to conspire with the traveler in you!

This mountain of books has shaped the mountain girl in me in all these years ..

ट्रैकिंग या पर्वतारोहण के असली शौकीनों को मालूम है कि उनके शौकीन की कीमत क्या होती है! 140 more words

Wandering Souls

My Beef with Mr. Kerouac

“But why think about that when all the golden lands ahead of you and all kinds of unforeseen events wait lurking to surprise you and make you glad you’re alive to see?” – Jack Kerouac, On The Road… 920 more words

Solo Adventure

My first day at Université Paris IV - La Sorbonne

OH. MY. GOD. I thought I spoke French. I thought I understood French. I was so, so wrong. Today was my first day of class at a real French university, La Sorbonne – Paris IV, and it took all of two seconds of the professor talking for me to feel like I had no freaking clue what was going on. 320 more words

New Things

Freya Stark's Worst Journey

Happy Birthday to Freya Stark, born on January 31, 1893. In this extract taken from her book The Zodiac Arch, she recounts a trip across the Atlantic Ocean, 1943, November, during World War II. 2,365 more words