Archive for April, 2014

The Galapagos Affair: Read the Book, See the Film

The Galapagos Affair: Read the Book, See the Film
In 1929, Friedrich Ritter, a German doctor obsessed with Nietzschean romanticism, and his partner in solitude Dore Strauch, settled on the uninhabited Floreana Island in the Galapagos. When news of this unlikely “Adam and Eve” leaked back in their native country, some saw the social experiment as a chance to live in paradise. The couple,
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Easter Island

Easter Island
Kindly contributed by Susan A. Sternau, author of An Easter Island Sketchbook: An Artist’s Journey to the Mysterious Land of Giant Stone Statues.   Visitors to Easter Island expect to be entranced by the enormous enigmatic stone statues called moai, but they may not be prepared to be charmed the local fauna as well. The
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Savage Harvest

Savage Harvest
It’s difficult to imagine a bad time in paradise – the soles of our bare feet strolling white beaches under graceful palms, a fruity beverage always within arms’ reach. But paradise is often not what it seems. Hawaiians killed Captain Cook. Antiquarian novels of exploration (Typee by Herman Melville comes to mind) are simultaneously fascinated
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North Mani Region, Southern Peloponnese

North Mani Region, Southern Peloponnese
Kindly contributed by Marjory McGinn, author of Things Can Only Get Feta, an insightful journey through one of the last unspoiled regions of southern Greece, where two journalists and their dog lived in a hillside village as Greece slid into economic crisis.   On the outskirts of a remote village in the southern Peloponnese, fate
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