Weekend away with the lads January 3rd 2011 I’d met one of the guys through a local kid’s library foundation where, like most foreigners in town, I too had been roped in to read a story or two to the kids. My friend (and librarian) Sharon had sent me some Australian story books in the post from Australia, including “Possum Magic”. These books then became donations to the library.
I do digress. This guy’s mates were Royal Enfie ... read more
Asia » India » Orissa » Bhubaneswar The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
Back in India again (Sept 2014) after a 4 month sojourn (mainly Turkey)
“...this trip ...... a peregrinatio, the medieval practice whereby a monk or pilgrim would climb into a small coracle without oars or sail, push out to sea and go where the winds an waves took him. In this way, so the theory went, the holy traveler could be sure that he was going where God intended, undirected by fallible human agency. It was a way of putting oneself fairly and squarely into Divine hands and relinquishing that flawed desire to control one's destiny".
A.J. Mackinnon, The Unlikely Vo... full info