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No Trip to “Unthank” – visiting Glasgow

No Trip to “Unthank” – visiting Glasgow

  “Glasgow, the sort of industrial city where most people live nowadays but nobody imagines living” (Lanark , Book 3, Chapter 11) Scottish Author Alasdair Gray used Glasgow, or Glasgae, as it’s called by the locals, in his epic novel “Lanark” as a model-city for his dystopian “Unthank”: A city where the sun never shines and people develop a strange illness called “dragonhide”. It is eventually destroyed in an apocalypse of flood and fire. And this didn’t seem to be…

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo

  The Zona Colonial was our first stop here in Santo Domingo. While only being a small part of the town, it is probably the oldest with a great amount of historical sites to visit. Beautiful colonial style houses, churches and the first Cathedral to be built in the new world. La Zona Colonial is located not far from the coast. This part of the city reminded us of Rome or Athens. Santo Domingo has a beautiful coastline, the zone…

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Norwich, Norfolk and the Broads

Norwich, Norfolk and the Broads

  We spent the last few days of our pre-worldtrip-holiday in Norfolk. We visited Norwich yesterday, saw the castle and cathedral and lingered through the lanes. Today we went to the village of Ranworth, climbed up the tower of St. Helens Church (aka the “Cathedral of the Broads”) and strolled through in the beautiful Ranworth Broads. We continued to the village of Salhouse, where we took a walk around the countryside. The Broads attract most tourists in summer but are a beautiful place…

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