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Kafka’s Castle during holiday season

“It was late in the evening when K. arrived. The village was deep in snow. The Castle hill was hidden, veiled in mist and darkness, nor was there even a glimmer of light to show that a castle was there.” (What … Continue reading

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Happy 1711th Independence Day, San Marino

San Marino, the world’s third oldest independent country after Japan and China, celebrates its 1711th independence day today, 3rd of September. Congratulations! “Our neighbours themselves do not clearly know the happiness of this Republic. At a distance, they only know us … Continue reading

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The best travel is …

Paul Theroux wrote in his book Dark Star Safari (2003): “The best travel is a leap in the dark. If the destination were familiar and friendly what would be the point in going there?” It is a strong statement and surely not … Continue reading

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Great drawings and odd stories

If you like drawings and strange but intriguing, even philosophical stories (I do), have a look at Mikko Metsähonkala‘s site In other wor(l)ds, an example below. Something similar are the short stories by Villy Sørensen (1929-2001) who has been compared … Continue reading

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