Tag: globetrotter

Travel Report: Roskilde, Denmark.

July 2002. One long ago summer I found myself touring Denmark for a couple of weeks. Time was tight, so when I rolled into Roskilde I had just under twenty-four-hours to hit the highlights before my train to Odense. My first stop was the city’s giant cathedral. Built over the 12th and 13th centuries, Roskilde Cathedral […]

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Travel Report: Schwetzingen Palace Landscape Garden, Germany.

November 2008. In late 2008 I’d recently gotten married and my wife was a Dutch girl whose mother’s side of the family hailed from Deutschland. We lived in Brussels at the time and one weekend we decided to undertake the four-hour drive to Wiesental, a small village in the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg. Hanging out with Grandma […]

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Travel Report: Jaipur, India.

March 2004. How exactly does one write a travel report when you have precisely eight, crappy, fifteen-year-old photos? Well, you’re about to find out! Allan and I had been so excited about the city of Jaipur. Was it really The Pink City? How would its royal palace, Hawa Mahal, match up against the likes of Delhi’s […]

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Happy 1st Birthday Leighton Literature!

It’s Leighton Literature’s 1st birthday!!! Does it feel more than a little pretentious to wish my own website a happy birthday? Sure, but fuck it you only live once! I can’t quite believe it was a year ago today that I published my first post. Since then I’ve released thirty-two tales in My Short Stories, published […]

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Travel Report: Budapest.

December 2002. I’ll never forget the Christmas I spent in Budapest with my buddies Jon, Myles and Mat. We were living in Bratislava at the time as English teachers at a language institute in the city centre. Most of our teaching friends had jetted home for the holidays. But with so many undiscovered places right […]

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