No Place As Home
Contact Daniel: noplaceashome at yahoo.co.uk
General Musings (2)
Guide to this site
At home in the world
Not very heroic
Small town West Bengal
An ending approaches
Sights, frights and memories
Everyone's cup of tea
Introduction to Gari
In the hate period
Don't take this too seriously
Making the bag
Things which make me angry
January 01, 2005
Guide to this site
Hi, the journey that this travel diary describes started in July 2003 and finished in October 2004. Since then I've started a new diary, Suitcasing, but there are a lot of good stories here in No Place As Home - my trip took in North America, Central America, Asia and then a return home to London.
My favourite story of the lot is probably "Homosexuals, bisexuals and small children", describing my trials learning to cook in China's Sichuan province. It is, I should warn you, very long (c.5000 words), but I like the way it captures the loneliness and uncertainty of travelling as well as the marvels and joy.
Other good pieces are maybe:
Into the rainforest, describing my trip into a Borneo nature reserve with a Orangutan research team.
A popular early story was about the fiesta in the Guatemalan mountains, where six or seven people were killed over a weekend and the police fled town. I also wrote a shorter and maybe better version of these events for Escape from America magazine here.
I wrote some how-to advice for would be travellers here - the tone is a bit superior in places, I think now, but see if there's anything useful for you. I still like an older piece I wrote about the travelling life - sometimes you see clearest early on.
I wrote about what coming home felt like in "Foreign Eyes".
Best wishes with any travel plans of your own, hope you will read my new blog Suitcasing, and if you'd like to use any of these stories please contact me at noplaceashome @ yahoo.co.uk.
Posted by Daniel on January 1, 2005 11:06 PM
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