British born and educated to Indian parents that moved to California before he re-emigrated to Japan, travel writer Pico Iyer, is a foreigner wherever he goes. Finding home in a world that thinks of you as an outsider is a lonely business, but Pico explains to me that he enjoys the solitude of being the [...]
Fishtrap has been the perfect opportunity for me to spend some time thinking about the form of the book I’d like to write about this journey.
The title I want to use is “Breakdown”. The idea behind it is that to understand how things work, and how the world works, you have to witness how [...]
I don’t know why I get so excited whenever anyone mentions the Oregon Trail, but when we saw the sign for the “Oregon Trail Park” I almost grabbed the wheel out of Chris’ hands and steered us off the motorway for the 3 mile detour.
Of course there isn’t much more than a couple of [...]
We’re headed towards Joseph, Oregon. The name has given me this confused vision that it will be like the set of the nativity play in which I played Joseph when I was nine years old, and that we’ll be sleeping in a cardboard stable with shredded newspaper for hay. A surreal Pacific North West hamster [...]
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