Shutterspeed: Suomenlinna

Given that there's only one month the Fins can properly call 'summer', it might be a bit of a stretch to call Suomenlinna, a former military bastion just off the coast of Helsinki, a little holiday paradise. Yet there was still plenty to see when I visited there in April earlier this year, though it... Continue Reading →

Shutterspeed: The St. Petersburg metro

Last week I returned from a twelve-day holiday in the northeast of Europe, where I’d never been before. We flew to Helsinki, where we spent a few days; from there, we took the train to St. Petersburg; and finally, we took a night bus to Riga, from where we flew back home. It was a wonderful... Continue Reading →

Short story: Cambodia Remembers

A while ago I had to write a one-page short story for my Modern English Lit class. It had to be "life writing", so based on a real-life experience, preferably my own. In class we had to form groups and peer review each other's stories, and select the best one. All nominated stories would be... Continue Reading →

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