No matter how normal a journey it was to the station, the moment I crossed the line, I was suddenly in a bygone era when travel was an elegant affair to dress up for.
Posts tagged ‘UK’
Over the past year, I’ve been trying to slowly add to my list of UK destinations outside London. To travel around the country enough so that my perception of England isn’t just, well, England = London.
“The world is like a mask dancing. If you want to see it well you do not stand in place.” –Chinua Achebe “Why would someone want to jump in after a mermaid?” The museum guide was tall and sported a top hat and black dinner coat, complete with tails and bow-tie. After a few [...]
“Paying attention, I learned again, is the foundation of great travel writing – and as a bonus, it deeply and resonantly enriches your everyday life as well.” –Don George, Gadling It had been a week to remember. A brisk drop in temperatures preceded Britain’s earliest snowfall in nearly two decades, since November of 1993. But [...]
Happy St. Andrew’s Day, Scotland! Here’s just another reason why I love life in the UK:
“One of the gifts of being a writer is that it gives you an excuse to do things, to go places and explore.” –Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird I’ve recently taken to comparing travel within the UK to Internet dating. It’s one thing to spend a few hours getting your itinerary together–buying regional train tickets, [...]