Category Archives: Travel

Increasing addiction

The travel sketchbook, or carnet de voyage, is HUGE in France. There are festivals devoted to them in lots of places. Artists come from all over Europe to show off their work. I’ve now been to two, and am booked … Continue reading

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Dresden

Friend Alice and I (and Psychokitty, of course) went to Dresden in November. I had always wanted to see this city that was bombed to smithereens in the Second World War. The city had a melancholy feel. Large parts of … Continue reading

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In Manila

When you get up at 5, having given up on sleep, it is a LONG TIME until the mall opens at 10! I made my way to said mall when it opened and it did not disappoint–it was crazily enormous, … Continue reading

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Travels, close to home

CIMG0346 Originally uploaded by faithmclellan This photo was taken in Bern, Switzerland. More in latest photo set on Flickr. 

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Strange weekend

In Paris. Roared around the city on foot on Friday for 14 hours straight. So tired when I got in bed that I couldn’t sleep at all. Early Saturday morning I was certain I was coming down with the flu. … Continue reading

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Brazzaville Journal, Part 1

It is a grey, overcast morning in Brazzaville. I am sitting outside on the hotel grounds, the nice part where there is a nice pool

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Nick Kristof, who is one of my heroes, met us on the Jimma leg of the trip. Here’s what he wrote in yesterday’s Times: February 18, 2007 Op-Ed Columnist Torture by Worms By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF JIMMA, Ethiopia Presidents are … Continue reading

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African dreams, part 1

I’ve been back in Brooklyn for about 3 days, and my African journey seems like a dream. Especially after what I’ve just seen, it’s even harder than usual to understand why one of the lead stories on the Today Show … Continue reading

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Kids, outside Abuja, Nigeria

Here are some of the kids I met in a village in NIgeria–the name of which I will come up with shortly!

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A couple of great things about Ethiopia: coffee and popcorn. Ethiopia, as those of us who routinely buy Ethiopian Sidamo at Starbucks know, is a major coffee producer–of excellent coffee. And there’s a coffee ceremony, which takes 2 hours and … Continue reading

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