This quote is from Sophy Robert's The Lost Pianos from Siberia of which I wrote earlier. The quote is from the chapter that I enjoyed: she is visiting islands in the furthermost parts of Siberia and talking about the Kurils in this passage. Picture is not from anywhere as exciting, indeed it is from St. … Continue reading New islands – Literary quote
I picked up Lost Pianos of Siberia because of the title but felt like it was missing a clear focus. However, there are some really nice travel and human-interest stories within in the book.
Somewhere inside the clouds is the slippery and loose Fingers Ridge. If only we could see where.
Somehow my brain linked this mural in Penang and the quote from L.M. Montgomery's Emily of New Moon.
“I hate KL. The best thing about this city so far has been the medical centre.” Kuala Lumpur is not for backpackers. Just don’t go.
This is a beautiful verse describing Masai Reserve as well as the calmness of mind in the countryside.
Travelling in time and space with books. This time to Karen Blixen’s Kenya where colonial racism mixes with friendliness
A wee walk climbing to Helvellyn twice with a swim in between. A good way to spend a sunny day – however, it is likely to be busy in the summer.
Challenge is to swim in 100 different lakes and ponds in summer 2020. Not a problem in Finland.
The picture is from the Borrowdale Graphite Mine where we encountered a little indoor waterfall.