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Travel Writing Index
« on: April 13, 2020, 04:13:00 PM »
Jubal and others have contributed a lot of travel writing over the last few years, and I thought it might be useful to have an index page to provide a quick reference to it all. So here it is. If you think there's anything else that should be included, please post to say so.

Jubal
Of Tesserae Discarded: A Trip to Ravenna and San Marino (February 2024)
A City for a Changing World: A Trip to Varna (October 2023)
In The Shadows of Mountains: A Trip to Yerevan (July 2023)
Old Vines and Swallows’ Tails: A Trip to Maribor (August 2022)
The Lion, the Lagoon, and the Lovers: A Trip To Venice (April 2022)
Stones, Stories, and Wasted Salt: A Visit to Carthage (March 2020)
Wine of the Sun, Port of the Moon: A Trip to Bordeaux (December 2019)
Stories and histories: A Trip to Tbilisi (July 2019)
Amid the Building of Europe: A Trip to Limburg and Aachen (May 2019)
Lindworms and Sparrows: A Trip to Klagenfurt (spring 2019)
Of regrown leaves: three months in Frankfurt (April - July 2019)
Leaning in the Wind: A Trip to Galway (December 2018)
Gold and Salt: A Visit to Salzburg (November 2018)
Jubal in Vienna: Learnings And Suchlike (August 2017 onward)

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Not in Nargothrond, or, Glaurung's travels (various trips, August 2014 onward)

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Three Accidents in Andalucía (February 2023)
Beyond the Wall (Mexico, 2023): Part One (posted March 2024), Part Two (posted April 2024)
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Re: Travel Writing Index
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2020, 10:02:15 PM »
Thanks for compiling this :)
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Re: Travel Writing Index
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2022, 12:22:57 PM »
Updated to include Jubal's visit to Venice last month.

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Re: Travel Writing Index
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2022, 10:53:24 AM »
I'm considering doing a short & impromptu (two nights or something) trip this week, either Maribor or Brno but not sure which. Any thoughts on either?
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Re: Travel Writing Index
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2022, 11:30:27 AM »
Brno is a lot larger than Maribor, if I'm not mistaken, so more likely to have museums and other attractions. It's also nearer to Vienna and with a rather better train service (a through train every 2 hours, plus connections).

I've only had a brief visit to Maribor, but as I recall it has a pleasant historic city centre, with a range of big hills immediately to the north and west, so probably opportunities for more outdoor activities. The rail service is two through trains a day, plus sporadic connections with a change at Graz and Spielfeld Strass (the Austrian border station).

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Re: Travel Writing Index
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2022, 01:03:01 PM »
I decided on Maribor in the end, in part because it's fairly small so should be possible to see a good amount of in the time. I'm doing the janky two-changes route out tomorrow, and coming back on a direct train on Thursday evening.

Will report back once I've been, of course :)
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Re: Travel Writing Index
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2022, 10:26:49 PM »
I hope all goes well, and I look forward to the report.

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Re: Travel Writing Index
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2022, 10:06:07 PM »
I have duly been and returned: report will be forthcoming when I have the time and energy to write it up (and do the additional research - they often involve quite a lot of Wiki trawls at the very least). :)
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Re: Travel Writing Index
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2022, 11:50:02 PM »
Thanks for the report, which I enjoyed - Maribor sounds like somewhere I'd like to go back to. I've updated the list in the OP.

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Re: Travel Writing Index
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2022, 11:22:25 AM »
I'm glad you enjoyed it!

I'm just wondering, would it make more sense for the order to be reverse-chronological rather than chronological in the list? That way people see the most recent things first rather than heading through all the older stuff.

Edit 26/03: added Three Accidents in Andalucía and reverse-chronologied the order (this is partly pettiness on my part because I think I've got marginally better at writing these coherently so I'd rather people didn't just pick my Vienna ramble first).
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Re: Travel Writing Index
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2023, 02:40:41 PM »
OP updated to include the Yerevan trip - another enjoyable and highly evocative read.

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Re: Travel Writing Index
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2023, 04:46:28 PM »
Thank you, I'm glad you liked it!

I've been wondering about sometime doing audio versions of these and putting them on the Exilian YouTube. I don't know if they'd get enough listeners to be worth the time spent though.
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Re: Travel Writing Index
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2024, 09:47:46 PM »
I've added the Ravenna and San Marino trip to the list. As one of the other participants, I should say that in addition to (once again) being an engaging write-up, it's also given me some insights that I missed at the time.

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Re: Travel Writing Index
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2024, 09:49:52 PM »
Thank you! :) And yes, I likewise added a lot to my knowledge post-hoc with additional reading, but it definitely paid off in terms of feeling I was fitting things together better in my head.
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