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Category Archives: Incidents of Travel in Spanish America

Street Scripture: Madrid, London, Barcelona, Sheffield, Granada

January 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sketches Andaluz

18.03.12. Perfect sunset coming down over Andalucía, descending in time with the plane.  Large lakes with jagged, jig-sawed edges, and a fading pink which stretches beyond the coast. Talked with … Continue reading

April 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

‘Present Imperfect’ for Banner

Further flogging an ageing donkey: an article mined from several of the blogposts below appeared in the very new and very excellent Banner. The piece concerns Guatemalan history and politics, … Continue reading

September 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Loma Linda and the Cuchumatanes

It is hard to find specific, anecdotal things to write about Loma Linda, because life there has a pleasingly repetitive character and the days too easily slip together. So instead … Continue reading

March 21, 2011 · Leave a comment


The reason for spending so long in Xela – almost six weeks – was the excellent Proyecto Linguistico Quetzalteco, where I studied for five weeks. The school and its maestros … Continue reading

February 7, 2011 · Leave a comment


Antigua, although beautiful, is full of gringos, and it is nearly impossible to even formulate phrases in Spanish in the privacy of one’s own mind there, let alone speak any. … Continue reading

February 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Guatemala again

Melchor, on the Guatemala – Belize border, for the second time. It’s the only place it’s possible to cross between the two countries by land, which means most people end … Continue reading

February 7, 2011 · Leave a comment