Category Archives: Travel

The Island of the General

In November 1860, Giuseppe Garibaldi could have asked for anything. He had begun a campaign with less than a thousand men, but had marched from victory to victory. He had ignited enthusiasm for an idea that had seemed unrealistic until … Continue reading

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How about tipping?

Wikipedia has this map of tipping customs in restaurants: This might be useful for those of you who like to do things as they are done customarily. Me, I am rather skeptical regarding tipping. And it really pisses me off … Continue reading

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Thoughts of the Day 17

Now I know why it’s called CATalonia: it doesn’t know if it wants to walk through the door or not. Shouldn’t nobody sign no contract that they ain’t read before. (I am now giving legal advice in country lyrics, at … Continue reading

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Why travelling with little money is the best

Dan Kieran writes in The Idle Traveller: If you have to rely on other people, you are forced to be open and engage with them, which quickly spreads the notion of friendship and community. One person leads you to another … Continue reading

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Buy more saltpeter!

In the article about Humberstone, I had already shown a few of the placards which I found in the museum there. Most of them were from the first decades of the 20th century. I quite like the graphic design and … Continue reading

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Priorities in the countryside

Not even a proper toilet, but the tree has a satellite connection. (Photographed on the way to Savin Kuk in Montenegro.)

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Humberstone Hotel

“But is there a hotel?” some of you have been asking after reading my article about Humberstone made them want to visit. Of course there is: And from your room, you have a view of the town’s central square. Also, … Continue reading

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