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Book Reflections – Arabian Sands by Wilfred Thesiger

Wilfred Thesiger was a hard man! I first read an encounter with him by Eric Newby in A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush. Thesiger was determined to explore more of the … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

A glimpse of Frankfurt

I am currently studying towards a professional accreditation in project management, in the hope of becoming more employable when my expat assignment comes to an end. I travelled to Frankfurt … Continue reading

May 21, 2017 · 3 Comments

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