Category Archives: Travel

BARCELONA

My own minor infatuation with Barcelona, or rather the idea of Barcelona, started with an Afrikaans setwork entitled “Sol y Sombre” (Sun and Shadow) written by Uys Krige, probably sometime before WWII. I was a senior schoolboy and, although I … Continue reading

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Spain and all that.

This is my last post for this week. I’m aiming for 3 per week but will settle for two. Anyone doing a blog for non-commercial reasons has to answer a few questions. These include, “why am I doing this?” “What … Continue reading

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Something for everybody

This is a bit of a smorgasbord, starting with a brief review of 2 books I’ve reread in the past month, which are amazingly similar in many respects. I wonder whether anyone else has remarked on the resemblances between Venture … Continue reading

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Almachar

My previous post (downstream) dealt, briefly, with the horrors of the trip from South Africa to Spain via the cattle truck route of modern, economy class air travel – even when treated kindly by the Air France staff. From Malaga, … Continue reading

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