A Tramp’s Abroad: What books to bring? The Literature of Ireland and Wales

  “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” - Mark Twain     I'm not bringing my Kindle to Ireland/Wales. …

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A Tramp’s Abroad: In the planning home stretch [updated]

Christ, would someone help me? Anyone? It's the last weekend before I leave for Ireland and I'm feeling so overwhelmed. I took a guidebook for Ireland into the bath with me and realized by this point I'd have already read and printed out reams upon reams of information about culture, history, literature, etc., of every …

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My grand adventure. Steel yourselves, Ireland and Wales.

My tickets to Ireland are bought, passport applied for, at least half my hotels reserved, itinerary filled with wonderful things. Twelve days in Ireland and Wales. Thought I was done with foreign travel, what with my advanced age (I know: shut up) and having all three children lined up like jets waiting to hit the …

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