Tag Archive: Travel

Train Journeys: Sri Lankan Hill Country

The railroad track is miles away, And the day is loud with voices speaking, Yet there isn’t a train goes by all day But I hear its whistle shrieking. All night there isn’t… Continue reading

Swedish Meatballs and Memories of Christmas Past

I miss Christmas. Of course, Christmas exists, in some form or another, in most of the world, including Australia. But celebrating Christmas in the middle of summer just doesn’t feel the same to… Continue reading

The Beauty of Everyday Things

  By and large, tourists bypass Dinard, since there are no particular Sights-With-A-Capital-S to see. But Dinard is a lovely place to visit. It hugs the curve of a certain bit of Brittany coastline, where… Continue reading

Walking into Cambodia

At the eastern edge of Laos, the bus driver motioned for us to take our belongings and leave. And so everyone who’d been riding the bus, laden with backpacks and other gear, walked across the border into Cambodia.… Continue reading

The Light You Hold Inside You

Two years ago, I was traveling alone through Malaysia when I chance upon a small, public Diwali celebration. Otherwise known as the Festival of Lights, this Indian holiday signifies the triumph of light… Continue reading