Nothing is really new in Havana. The city will celebrate its 500th anniversary next year. During our one day in the old city, we got a glimpse into its past, and its future.
Sometimes the best plane ticket we have is a good book. It’s certainly the most reliable time machine (so far). I love reading about far off places, especially ones I want to see for real, someday. Here are some of my favorite books that live in another place.
Thoughts on this weekend’s Savannah Book Festival.
Bhangarh Fort (and the surrounding ruins) are considered to be the most haunted place in India. So much so, that people are forbidden from visiting at night and the municipal sign instructs tourists that the spirits make it unsafe. At night, it is left to the monkeys… and the ghosts.
In June 1836 five young boys, hunting for rabbits on the north-eastern slopes Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh, found 17 miniature coffins hidden inside a cave. They were arranged under slates on three tiers, two tiers of eight and one solitary coffin on the top. Each coffin, only 95mm in length, contained a little wooden figure, expertly…