I started writing these lines from (very) laidback Happy Tongatapu island, in Nuku’alofa, the capital city of the small kingdom of Tonga which is the home of 100,000 inhabitants in […]
Daphné Romy-Masliah, Scottish baroness of Barnis-Forbes, is French born, Swiss resident and English teacher, Ph.D. from the Department of Anglo-American Language and Literature of the Sorbonne, invited Professor at the University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Alger and a citizen of the world with infinitely spreading Mediterranean roots.
Some people go to Fiji for its white sandy beaches, crystal clear sea,coral diving, fishing and volcano climbing…all kinds of luxury hotels enjoyments …Had I had more time, I would […]
If I take one more step it will be the furthest away from home I’ve ever been (Samewise Gamgee), yet Not all who wander are lost (Gandalf) You’re leaving Taranaki, […]
I know Cat Stevens is now Yusuf Al-Islam and he even explained the course of his life from Shaftesbury Avenue as a half Cyprus-Greek half Swedish British kids with “lots […]
After my rather eventful “faux-départ” from Honolulu I was hoping for an uneventful arrival in New Zealand! I let you judge from my photos and scarce comments as I am […]
Les voyages sont rarement un long fleuve tranquille: My peaceful journey to the Big Island took an adventurous turn at times yet was humanly rich and promising.
I thought I was going to have one Hawaii entry for both O’ahu and Hawaii Big Island, but since they are so different and as I had a bit of […]
The second stop on my Maori search trip was pure friendship and family oriented but each trip holds some surprises and golden nuggets!!
Some of you have asked me for updates on my sabbatical trip… here’s chapter one and hopefully there should be one for each stop providing the availability of wifi connections!
In this issue I :
Revisit the reasons for this endeavour;
Review some preliminary steps of this journey;
Give my moments of this London cultural week in London Let’s start with my reasons for undertaking such a long trip away from my beloved children, family and friends.
As I write these lines, I’m busy packing and sorting the essential from the trivial. However I believe it’s high time I addressed the main purpose of this blog, my conviction that our world is cosmopolitan in the sense that humanity always moved, even the indigenous part of us, met and cross fertilized artistically and religiously the various cultures in presence.