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Book Reflections – The Lure of the North 

The Lure of the North is a compilation of three essays written by British travellers in mid nineteenth century.  The 19th-century boom in mass tourism, fuelled by the introduction of … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Anxiety and empathy

Someone recently accused me of not being empathetic to their anxiety. And upon reflection I see that they were correct: I wasn’t sufficiently compassionate to their suffering. I’ve pondered this … Continue reading

April 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek

It’s been a few years since I enjoyed the unique pleasure of Central European absurdity. Hašek certainly knew how to write in an absurd and funny way. In The Good … Continue reading

April 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

One more street art post from Valéncia, Spain 

You can see more posts from our 10 day stay in the old town of Valencia, Spain here.

April 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Various photos of Valencia, Spain 

For more posts from our trip to Valencia see here

April 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Easter Sunday in Valencia, Spain 

On Easter Sunday this year we attended a special short mass for children in Valencia in Iglesia San Juan del Hospital. It was tranquil inside the church, which has a … Continue reading

April 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Valencia, Spain 

From the tourist information centre in Plaza Ayuntamiento I bought combined tickets for the aquarium (Oceanográfic) and the science centre of Valencia (Museu de les Cienciés de la Valéncia). We … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Street art in northwest old town of Valencia, Spain 

We are in Valencia, Spain for the Easter school holidays ( påskeferie ) and I am a fan of public art. We bought tickets online for the Valencia v Sevilla … Continue reading

April 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

San Nicolás Procesión del Santo Entierro, Valencia, Spain 

It’s Good Friday and we are staying in the old town of Valencia, Spain for the school holidays. This evening my daughter and I arrived a few minutes early and … Continue reading

April 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Street art in central old town, Valencia, Spain 

This morning our favourite, hole-in-the-wall coffee bar was closed! It’s a public holiday today for Easter week but we didn’t expect the coffee bar to close. We wandered into the … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · 1 Comment