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Fear of Flying

I’m writing today from Italy. It’s pouring intermittently and the countryside resembles a rainforest: lush, green and stubbornly overgrown. Yesterday I arrived from Barcelona, that sweaty city with surprising architectural pleasures, should you choose to look beyond Gaudimania. But the whys and wherefores of my trip are less important, this time, than the hows: I … Read more

The End of the World

Posted by Natalie in Places - 27 October 2012 - (0 Comments)
The End of the World

I was lonely and tired as the solitary boat ferried me slowly but steadily across the grey Strait of Magellan to Tierra del Fuego – Argentina’s Land of Fire. Having travelled south overland all the way from the equator at Quito, Patagonia’s glaring and desolate beauty seemed suddenly to highlight the glorious futility of my … Read more