Tag Archives: travel

Quests and voyages

It’s a truism that we travel, not only to encounter magical places and astonishing people, but to encounter ourselves anew – to deepen our understanding of who we are. Travel is always an exploration of the self, as much as … Continue reading

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Traveller or tourist?

As a travel writer, I’m acutely aware of the different connotations of travel versus tourism. The word “tourist” conjures up visions of harried and camera-bedecked list-tickers, scrambling on and off buses, madly snapping self/friend/partner in front of The Famous Sight … Continue reading

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The sea again

In view of our earlier discussion, about how a boat can be home, I felt the need to share this passage I’ve just come across while re-reading Conrad’s Heart of Darkness: “(Marlow) was a seaman, but he was a wanderer, … Continue reading

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