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Minx Manor, a short story from Slovakia.

Minx Manor, a short story from Slovakia. In September 2002 I rocked up in Bratislava with a couple of bags and just enough cash to last until my first pay check. And so unfolded one of the great years of my life… —— ‘‘Minx alert!” announced Goldblum one morning, arriving at our table with a […]

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Me Fish Be Dead, a short story from Slovakia.

Me Fish Be Dead, a short story from Slovakia. In September 2002 I rocked up in Bratislava with a couple of bags and just enough cash to last until my first pay check. And so unfolded one of the great years of my life… —— ‘‘How’s your love life Lignon?’’ asked Irish Mike one night […]

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Bring Your Own Bog Roll, a short story from Slovakia.

Bring Your Own Bog Roll, a short story from Slovakia. In September 2002 I rocked up in Bratislava with a couple of bags and just enough cash to last until my first pay check. And so unfolded one of the great years of my life… —— ‘‘No, this one also doesn’t work’’ growled Zuzana, beating her […]

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Travel Report: Florida Nostalgia.

Florida Nostalgia. The summers of 1989, 1991, 1994. Hey folks, I’m gonna try something different today. In fact, this is is not your usual programming. After eight instalments documenting my U.S. travel nostalgia, I found myself tempted by the prospect of concluding the series with a piece that goes even further back. Now when I say […]

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Travel Report: Chicago Nostalgia.

Chicago Nostalgia. May 2012. It’s hard to say what my overriding emotion was as I rattled through the streets of downtown Chicago towards my hotel. I reckon I was fifty percent beside myself with unfiltered excitement. But also fifty percent dog tired following the long and exhausting flight from Amsterdam. It didn’t take long to […]

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Travel Report: Chattanooga Nostalgia.

Chattanooga Nostalgia. Cover photo courtesy of Imilious. May 2009. “Woo, woo, Chattanooga, there you are! There’s gonna be a certain party at the station!” And so goes the 1941 big band swing tune Chattanooga Choo Choo by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra. Written by the American composers Harry Warren and Mack Gordon, the song stands as a playful […]

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Travel Report: Memphis Nostalgia.

Memphis Nostalgia. May 2007 & May 2009. It felt good to finally get out of the damn car. Ok, the journey from Nashville had only actually taken four hours. But hey, I’d never enjoyed car journeys. Plus I was simply itching to get to grips with Memphis. Stretching my legs and taking in my surroundings, I remember […]

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Travel Report: Washington DC Nostalgia.

Washington DC Nostalgia. May 2007 & May 2009. Once upon a time, in what often feels like a galaxy far far away, my friend Henry lived and worked in Washington DC. I’d known Henry since our days living in the Belgian city of Leuven, where we used to meet up to watch live football. That’s […]

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