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GUEST BLOG – Colin Campbell, from Toronto, tries to understand Vietnamese communism

GUEST BLOG – Colin Campbell, from Toronto, tries to understand Vietnamese communism

Trying to explain Vietnam in a few sentences is like trying to complete a large abstract motif jigsaw puzzle in one quick setting. There is no one quick way and understanding comes from many discussions with both locals and fellow travellers. There is no one way of understanding, and things […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – The Mekong at night

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – The Mekong at night

It is cocktail hour on the ‘sun deck’ of the RV Bassac Pandaw. It it pitch black outside and we are on a narrow portion of the river. The warm and humid breeze is strong and luscious. We can see the occasional electric light or fire on shore and hear […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Confused by Communism in Vietnam

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Confused by Communism in Vietnam

On flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly, and often still, known as Saigon). First, I want to say how the hearts of all of us on this trip are concerned for those who have borne the wrath of the benign-sounding Sandy. I hope you are all safe […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Day 3 caminando

Today is our third day of walking. You would never know we are in Spain. This part of the country looks and feels like Ireland, lush, green, wooded, hilly, stone fences and houses, slate roofs. The rain has stopped and the temperature has been perfect. It feels like magic lives […]

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GUEST BLOG: Leslie and Fae on Magic Mountain

[singlepic id=159 w=320 h=240 float=center] Leslie Sauber: Where else could you meet with 14 people who have all just finished reading a 700 page novel of ideas and boarding school shenanigans?  AND with a group member fluent in German and several participants who speak a smattering of French, Italian and […]

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GUEST BLOG: What the Dickens…?

GUEST BLOG:  What the Dickens…?

“You’re going to the heat of Toronto to discuss Dickens?”

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GUEST BLOG: Pursuing Art in Toronto

GUEST BLOG: Pursuing Art in Toronto

“How can there be so many other people who want to ask the questions I want to ask and argue the points I want to argue? How can there be so many other interesting people whom I have not already met? Life’s great surprises.”

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Did you know Virginia Woolf was a knitter?

I was sent this article by my assistant, Eva Elo, who, like Virginia Woolf, is a knitter. It comes from an online knitting magazine, Knitting Daily. I pass it along to all those who are knitters and/or fans of Virginia Woolf. It now seems natural that Woolf, who was always […]

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