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Aug 21 | Part 2 of 3 – Roadtrip Italia

7/29 Perugia – Assisi – Perugia 9:00. We headed off to Saint Francis’ home town, Assisi (from which you hear Saint Francis of Assisii). The hilly town some 20 kilometres from Perugia is the pilgrim’s stop for the patron saint of Italy, whose remains are interred in the lower basilica. According to an audio-visual guide […]

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Aug 20 | Part 1 of 3 – Roadtrip Italia

7/20 Paris – Nancy 11:30. 3 suitcases, a bag full of books, another full of food, my backpack, and a few other minor things packed into our rented beige argent Renault Mégane and we’re off, blasting the AC at a fresh 19°C. At around 6pm, we’re in Nancy, and finding the Hotel Americain, we’re comfortably […]

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Jun 1 | An audio voyage of sorts

The following is an innovation of sorts, an experiment that I’ve never tried and doubt many others have. I compiled recordings of my trip to Troyes and Milan, and, despite having attached additional voice recordings as part of an explanation, could not be satisfied with the result. Therefore, untainted, untarnished, and unexplained, here it is. […]

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May 26 | Arriveramo Milano

I don’t know if you all knew that yesterday was Towel Day as homage to the amazing dramatist, amateur musician and author Douglas Adams. As an interesting sidenote, I just finished listening to the twelve episodes of the radio show that aired on BBC Radio 4 in 1978. Imagining the exploits of Arthur Dent, Zaphod, […]

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Jan 2 | Paris to Dijon, Courmayeur, Bologna, Torino

The following is a chronicle of the events surrounding my two-week car trip with my family from Paris to Dijon, to Courmayeur, to Bologna, Torino, then back home. They were (somewhat tediously) chronicled on my Palm Vx throughout the trip. 11:03 Dec 21 40km/h snowy Finally onto a *relatively* good start, an hour late and […]

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Dec 13 | On North Korea

I don’t why but I have this unfortunate interest in North Korea. I just wonder how peasants and workers live in such a cocoon, and whether or not there is an underground faction to overthrow Kim Il-sung. It’s more an interest in human behaviour and sociology, and what would happen should Kim be overthrown. Would […]

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Sep 1 | Sardinia Travel Entries (Part 3)

The following is the third (and last) part of a three-part transcript of my journal that I kept during my trip to La Marmorata Village in Santa Teresa di Gallura, Sardinia, during July-August 2004. Aug 14th Emotions run high. (After all, apparently she leaves next Friday). Emotions that can hardly ever be expressed. Which annoys […]

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| La Marmorata, Part 3

The following is the third (and last) part of a three-part transcript of my journal that I kept during my trip to La Marmorata Village in Santa Teresa di Gallura, Sardinia, during July-August 2004. Aug 14th Emotions run high. (After all, apparently she leaves next Friday). Emotions that can hardly ever be expressed. Which annoys […]

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Aug 31 | Sardinia Travel Entries (Part 2)

The following is the second part of a three-part transcript of my journal that I kept during my trip to La Marmorata Village in Santa Teresa di Gallura, Sardinia, during July-August 2004. August 9th The days begin to slip by as fast as the water moss that cling on the oceanside rocks, and its going […]

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Aug 30 | Sardinia Travel Entries (Part 1)

The following is the first part of a three-part transcript of my journal that I kept during my trip to La Marmorata Village in Santa Teresa di Gallura, Sardinia, during July-August 2004. The establishment I was in was owned by Aeroviaggi Club, a sort of Club-Med all-amenities-and-food-included village. Thus most people arrived as part of […]

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