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Around the World In My Fortieth Year

Preamble I’d spent the previous four years, post-marital separation, as the first full-time co-ordinator of an out-of-school children’s charity in South London. Having put it on a firm financial basis, and established a range of activities, one of which I’m … Continue reading

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Delhi 1

Tuesday May 7th c.5.30pm Hotel Natraj From the airport to this hotel, jetlag slept off, and a short venture into the street. I’m now showered, naked on the bed and still feeling over-dressed. I had forgotten such heat. Everything dries … Continue reading

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Delhi 2

Suddenly it’s Sunday May 12th, 9.30pm Hotel Sanpa Travelling is a way of escaping from one’s rut. New people and new experiences lead to a new awareness, not only of those people and their cultures, but also and inevitably of … Continue reading

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Letter to Son No.1 – Delhi

Note: Before setting off on my circumnavigation of the world, I promised to send a monthly letter to my then 9 year old son. This would be photocopied by his mother and sent on to other family members and friends. … Continue reading

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Letter to Son No.1 – Delhi Interlude

Houseboat ‘Winsor’ – Srinagar 20th May Delhi Interlude Shortly before I left London, a friend asked me to visit some friends of hers in Delhi and take them a present of some baby’s clothes. I got to see Achil and … Continue reading

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I’m Back …

Herne Hill, London 26th May 1986 … and beginning to recognise the fact. Flying Pemplexpress (a very short-lived budget airline) from San Francisco to Bruxelles seemed sensible. $229 is such a cheap fare that one could overlook the cramped seats … Continue reading

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