Alexandrian Spring 2012

OUR TRAVEL TALES SERIES CONTINUES, as Valerie Cameron exposes the very modern times of Alexandria.   There is no pleasure in beating down the price of something when the bottom has so disastrously dropped out of the tourist market. Four Bedu rugs bound with...

Train to Delhi

IN THE FIRST OF A PLANNED SERIES OF TRAVEL TALES (by various writers), Golden Langur recounts a journey across northern India by rail.      New Jalpaiguri, in North Bengal, the nearest broad gauge railway station on the Indo-Bhutan border is a tangle of steel...

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...

Love Affair

SIXTY IS RATHER LATE IN LIFE TO START A LOVE AFFAIR: it was not until our fortieth wedding anniversary that we went to Paris on our first trip to France. The hotel was small but ideally placed, mid-way between Montmartre and the Seine, so we were able to explore in...
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