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09 Dec 2008 / 0 Comments / in Journeys

I went to the travel section of Foyles on Charing Cross Road and looked at Alain de Botton’s book ‘The Art of Travel’.  The headings, like all journeys, start with ‘Departure’.  The book ends, like some journeys, with a return.  It’s at this point that de Maistre is mentioned. He’s the 18th century French adventurer […]


14 Nov 2008 / 3 Comments / in Journeys

I’m sitting on the roof terrace of a cafe in Istanbul’s tourist district – Sultanahmet. The Marmaris, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi palace are all in view.   Beyond these is the Asian side.