City of Contrasts

IDA JONES RECOUNTS AN EXCURSION INTO RUSSIA.   A Baltic sea cruise, 2001 – seven countries in fourteen days. Next stop St. Petersburg. We had attended the talk the previous evening and were advised we should stay with our tour guide and not go off on our own. It...

Attention! S’il Vous Plaît

SOME WORDS SEEM TO HAVE TRAVELLED so easily from one language to another. For instance, those ending in ‘tion’ in English and French mostly look and mean the same but are just pronounced differently (although I’m sure there are, as ever, exceptions to the rule). The...

What is Ginko? / Writing as You Go

IDA JONES REFERS DEAN CODY CASSADY to the poetic form known as ginko, following correspondence on writing whilst travelling. Travel, it seems, can be what we do anywhere with our eyes open. (IJ): A ginko is a haiku walk, usually as an organised group. However, it is...
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