In Madrid: Landscape with Ghosts

By Stan Persky | September 5, 2016

In Spain’s capital there are absent poets, the absence of government, and terrace cafes on a late summer afternoon

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Love in Venice

By Stan Persky | April 27, 2014

What to read on the way to Venice.

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Women Travellers in Iran

By Vivien Lougheed | July 25, 2013

Let’s not go there! Vivien Lougheed on women travelling in Iran.

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Travel Journal: Freiburg im Breisgau

By Norbert Ruebsaat | May 21, 2013

Norbert Ruebsaat looks at, listens to, and tastes Freiburg, Germany, where the language borders subtly shift..

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Chicken Bingo — Belize

By Vivien Lougheed | May 15, 2013

The rooster has pooped. It’s chicken bingo time in Belize with feisty explorers and an under-the-weather hubby. Vivien Lougheed explains all.

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Golden Pine

By Norbert Ruebsaat | May 22, 2007
Norbert Ruebsaat revisits some
books and remembers how reading got started.
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Letter from Europe: Knocking on Heaven’s Door

By Stan Persky | April 17, 2007

A theological long weekend.

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In Praise of Older Highways

By Max Fawcett | January 29, 2007

In the wake of another dusting of winter snow, Max Fawcett muses about an unlikely vacation destination.

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The Rome Airport Hilton

By Brian Fawcett | August 7, 2006

Brian Fawcett stays at the Rome Airport Hilton, and doesn’t much like it

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In Translation

By Norbert Ruebsaat | August 2, 2006

Norbert Ruebsaat rereads Rilke and revisits a cirque.

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