Today’s post is about bread and circuses – or, at least, bread and religion – which perhaps isn’t that different. While I pondered whether to travel from Tbilisi to Yerevan via train or marshrutka (minibusses with threadbare tyres found all over the Caucasus), I stumbled over a brochure from Envoy, an Armenian tour company. Among […]
At Skogskyrkogården, you can search for the most famous Swede of all, the elusive Greta Garbo – and tick off another UNESCO World Heritage site, in one go.
Where in the world is this cryptic grave stone? In Plymouth, the oldest settlement on the Caribbean island of Tobago, that’s where.
I’m mysteriously drawn to cemeteries, especially old ones. Wandering along the rows, looking at grave stones, I try to imagine the lives of those long since departed. One particularly evocative graveyard is the Jewish cemetery in Warsaw. — Our way there is fraught with difficulty. Warsaw’s tram drivers point us in the wrong direction time […]
A new week, a new travel quiz. Where in the world is this evocative cemetery? A crisp autumn day three years ago, the girls and I walked through this cemetery. It was a melancholic walk past the graves of hopeful immigrants, of children, of those never found. Two questions this time: Where in the world […]
Norfolk Island was once Britain’s worst convict colony. So bad was it, convicts sought execution as relief from suffering.