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Category Archives: Travel Essay
The Astana train station is settled deep in the Right Bank, within the older and more populous neighborhoods that decorate the northern and eastern fronts of the Ishim River. Traffic was heavy at 530 on a Friday evening, and the taxi … Continue reading
“It’s called Huerta del Manco,” she said in Spanish. “You know what that means?” “Huerta, si.” I told her. I’d come across the word before while translating archaeological texts and it was always used to describe orchards, groves or other … Continue reading
In early August the city is a teeming stew of people. Coastline and latitude make for a heady mix of sea air and heavy humidity, and everyone is covered in a constant sheen of sweat. Attempting to navigate the major … Continue reading
Trains in southern Spain are always flooded with light. The abundance of sun provides a sharp counterpoint to the blessedly cool Renfe air-conditioning. You often don’t realize how crisp the air is until you move through the train and are … Continue reading