Karavansara

East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai


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The direction in which we are looking

I am also reading a lot – because when I take a pause from my writing, translating or editing, a good book is still the best system to relieve my various pains and my screaming monkey mind. Get captured by a good book, completely wrapped in the narrative.
It works.

TRISTAN-GOOLEY

And right now I am going through a stack of (used1) books by Tristan Gooley, that I think are extremely on-topic here on Karavansara – because we are talking about non-fiction, and about traveling in the old days. Or traveling today, but the old way.
Adventure, but the real one. Continue reading


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Signs along the road

clues and signsI’m having lots of fun reading Tristan Gooley’s **The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs”, that has a nice Victorian title and is a sturdy, thick, no-nonsense hardback.
And it talks about what it says on the label.The idea is to provide “walkers” – that is, people that take pleasure in walking, hiking and rambling about… to provide them, I was saying, of the tools to help them read the landscape and understand the relationships between its various elements: hills, rivers, trees, buildings, etc. Continue reading