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My Three-Worlds-in-Two-Weeks Tour: Afterthoughts

Part I Part II Part III Two books accompanied me along my journey: Die schönen Kriegerinnen, edited by Cornelia Sollfrank, and Staying with the Trouble by Donna Haraway. Wonderful conversations I had along the way with inspiring people like Spideralex … Weiterlesen

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My Three-Worlds-in-Two-Weeks Tour: Part III

Part I Part II Transition III: Barcelona to Avignon Why Avignon? I had decided to spend the last day of my trip just being a tourist in Avignon for the simple reason that a convenient train connection stopped there, and … Weiterlesen

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My Three-Worlds-in-Two-Weeks Tour: Part II

Part I Part III Transition II: Ferry from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Remembering the long and confusing train journey from Linz to Barcelona in 2014, with many changes and long waiting periods in between, I was most intrigued by the possibility … Weiterlesen

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My Three-Worlds-in-Two-Weeks Tour: Part I

Part II Part III Afterthoughts   Now that I’m over sixty, I get a discount on Interrail passes. Since I’ve never been particularly good at math, I probably ended up spending that discount multiple times over during my travels in … Weiterlesen

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Family Holiday

The first time we decided to go on a family holiday, a real, conventional, thoroughly bourgeois, package-deal family holiday, the boys must have been about 7 and 9. When we explained to Christopher that we were going to book a … Weiterlesen

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Are we there yet?

Monday, 29 June 2009, late afternoon: Frazzled Mother: Are you sure the suitcase isn’t under your bed? Officially Mature Younger Son: Yes. (Frazzled Mother pushes rugs out of the way, starts pulling dusty suitcases and bedding in plastic cases out … Weiterlesen

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April is the cruelest month

„April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land“T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land Spring has always been a stressful time for us. Since Peter always needs to have instruments ready to show at the international early music … Weiterlesen

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Not quite as planned

When I got up Sunday morning I found a text message on my phone from Patrick: “What was the name of that dead guy?” They had obviously reached Portbou by Sunday, and by the time I contacted Paddy they had … Weiterlesen

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And they’re off …

Ready to go Originally uploaded by aderieg (More pictures here) Over the past few days I have had some serious doubts about this trip, but they are on their way now. At 5:10 this morning Paddy, Christopher, Sascha, Alex and … Weiterlesen

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Paddy in Linz Again

Paddy got home last night after three weeks in Thailand. He arrived bearing gifts (lots of gifts – his Thai host family was overwhelmingly generous!), full of wonderful stories about his adventures with strange food and the intricacies of communicating … Weiterlesen

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