Roaming and Reading
Books with indelible settings.
Cloud Street - Tim Winton
Cloudstreet: A Novel by Tim Winton - EbookNetworking.net
The Brindabella Ranges that surround Canberra
36 hours in Canberra from the NYT.
36 Hours in Canberra, Australia
Canberra Balloon Fiesta
Roaming and Reading in Australia: Kerri picked "The Light Between Oceans" by first-time novelist M.L. Stedman. The book is set on an island off the western coast of Australia after World War I and follows the life of a lighthouse-keeper and his wife when a long-desired child comes into their lives.
Roaming and Reading: Canberra, Australia
Kerri recommends "A Death in Brazil" by Peter Robb for those traveling to Brazil. Description of the book from Bloomsbury Press: "Delving into Brazil's baroque past, Peter Robb writes about its history of slavery and the richly multicultural but disturbed society that was left in its wake when the practice was abolished in the late nineteenth century."
A Death in Brazil
Kerri recommends reading The Lost City of Z by David Grann if you are traveling to Brazil.
Travel literature review: The Lost City of Z - Lonely Planet
Mentioned on the air: "It seems like every culture with a coastline has their version of a seafood stew. The French have bouillabaise, the Portuguese bacalhoada, New England “chowdah” and San Francisco cioppino. In Brazil, they make moqueca (pronounced “mo-KEH-kah”), a stew made with fish, onions, garlic, tomatoes, cilantro, and in the northern state of Bahia, coconut milk."
Moqueca – Brazilian Fish Stew
Rio de Janeiro
For this week's Roaming and Reading, we're traveling to Brazil, just in time for the World Cup. Kevin Raub is co-author of Lonely Planet's Brazil Guide and author of the Brazil section of Lonely Planet's South America on a Shoestring.
Roaming and Reading: Brazil
The Wonders of Life on Earth inspired listener Ben to travel to the Galapagos Islands.
Geological Society of London
William Smith's map that "changed the world."
The Geological Society
The story of the map that kicked off the science of geology and how it changed how we saw the world.
The Map That Changed The World | Simon Winchester
Celebrating Memorial Day at WWI's Western Front
Celebrating Memorial Day, ‘Over There’
Dublin / Baile Átha Cliath
On a bright and blustery morning in February, I stepped out my front door and walked until I reached the north bank of the River Liffey, where I crossed a bridge and stopped in front of a dark gaunt house on Usher’s Island. The house stood a little back from the street, as though in quiet reproach of its surroundings, the only Georgian redbrick in a row of humbler buildings facing the river...
100 Years After Dubliners, James Joyce’s Dublin—and Mine
La Albarrada is the avenue that runs along the river, the prettiest section, of Mompos.
Tomb of Shakespeare, Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK Shakespeare's tomb lies in the chancel, a privileged position bestowed upon him when he became a lay rector in 1605. Alongside his grave are those of his widow Anne and other members of his family
Everywhere: Photos: Tomb of Shakespeare
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Shakespeare's Globe in London undertaking a worldwide tour of "Hamlet." They plan to bring the play to every country in honor of the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birthday.
Roaming and Reading: The worldwide 'Hamlet' tour
"Walk down Seventh Avenue in Ybor City (now a section of Tampa, Florida) and feel yourself transported to a place in another time. Brick streets are lined with sidewalks of hexagonal concrete pavers and old-fashioned, cast-iron street lamps."
Ybor City: Cigar Capital of the World
Posted on Monday, 02.03.14 Archaeology Prehistoric village found in downtown Miami Linda Geary of the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy works on the removal of soil at the site of the MetSquare dig to expose the foundation of the historical Tequesta Indian structures that stood there. C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF Fullsize Buy Photo By Andres Viglucci aviglucci@MiamiHerald.com
An extensive Native American village in the middle of downtown Miami...likely one of the most significant prehistoric sites in the United States. The archaeologists...have so far painstakingly dug up eight large circles comprised of uniformly carved holes in the native limestone that they believe to be foundation holes for Tequesta Indian dwellings dating as far back as 2,000 years.
Musee de l'Orangerie
Museum mentioned by Kerri: L'Orangerie.
When Kerri spoke to Doug Lansky about Paris, her book pick was Joan DeJean's "How Paris Became Paris."
Roaming and Reading: Joan DeJean's Paris
The Christmas holiday season in Seville lasts into January. From the Exploresville page: "Like many countries the shopping period is starting earlier and earlier every year. Most people give their gifts on January 6th instead of December 25th, pushing the mad rush of buying into the new year. New Year's, the Día de la Inmaculada Concepción and the Día de Santos Inocentes are other days where you'll see some holiday activity or just a little joking around."
Tomb of Christopher Columbus
"Just inside the Cathedral door of Seville’s massive cathedral stands a monument to Christopher Columbus. His tomb is held aloft by four allegorical figures representing the four kingdoms of Spain during Columbus’ life, Castille, Aragon, Navara and Leon."
Tomb of Christopher Columbus
From the NYT's 36 Hours in Seville: "SEVILLE is easily Spain's most flamboyant city. As a former Moorish capital, its streets are awash in a sultry jumble of Christian-Muslim architecture, with many grand buildings in need of a fresh coat of paint."
DRIVING OVER LEMONS by Chris Stewart is a candid look on life abroad in Spain. He buys a house in Spain & decides to renovate it. Well, things are done very different in a foreign country when it comes to work ethics! LOL! As we say in Spanish, "Manana, Manana, Manana!" Need I say more, but this is a book worth reading. :)
Chris Stewart's "Driving Over Lemons" is the book that Kerri mentioned during our segment on Seville. It's a very funny memoir by a former drummer for Genesis.
Driving Over Lemons « Driving Over Lemons
Kerri mentioned "The Surrendered" by Chang-Rae Lee during Cheryl Strayed's segment about Laos. Strayed says you can still find reverberations of the Vietnam War, which the Laotians call the American War. Kerri says Lee's the novel shows how a war can affect generations of a family.
Kao Kalia Yang's "The Latehomecomer." 'The daughter of Hmong immigrants to Minnesota, Yang was born in a Thai refugee camp, Ban Vinai, in 1980. Her family came to Minnesota when she was seven. In her book, "The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir," Yang recounts her family's journey from Laos to Minnesota — from her parents' first encounter and unceremonious marriage in the jungles of Laos, to their harrowing escape into Thailand, and subsequent relocation to Minnesota.'
Cheryl Strayed in Condé Nast Traveler writing about Laos: "We’d been traveling for five weeks by then, but sitting in that ramshackle restaurant as the light faded across the landscape of river and mountains, pantomiming a request for another plate of the dish we’d just devoured but didn’t know the name of, I felt vindicated in my decision to keep Laos on our itinerary. "
Rudy Maxa recommended this rowing school: La Scuola Remiera Casteo | Venice’s rowing school offers lessons in navigating the city’s famous waterways. Isola di S.Elena n°1; 011-39-0415-207-223; remieracasteo@lib...
Travel Diary | Hidden Venice: Castello Orientale: "This working-class district on the far eastern tip of the city — a maze of streets and squares nestled in between the Biennale gardens and the Arsenale — has always distinguished itself for being impermeable to the trappings of mass tourism."