Monthly Archive: September 2012

What is Gallipoli

What is Gallipoli?

World War I is ancient history. It passed from living memory with the death of the last veteran this year. It’s not a “good” war...

Is Troy Worth Seeing

Is Troy Worth Seeing?

I wasn’t, honestly, going to let my spawn leave Turkey without inflicting Troy on him. I’m still in a strop with myself for missing Baalbek...

Chinese Characters

It’s All About The Cross-Hatching

“Bwahahaha,” I say. “Did you know the Chinese for ‘writer’ is, literally, ‘sit-at-home’?” “No,” says Zac. “NOOB! The ‘zuo’ in ‘zuo-jia’ is a different kind...

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Cappadocia: It’s a Wrap…

We leave Cappadocia with, as the cliché has it, heavy hearts. But also some excitement. Yes, even with a hellish overnight bus journey ahead of...