An Almost Lightness of Baroque – Prague, Czech Republic

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Philip Blazdell reminisces about his memories of Prague.

Rotterdamned – Rotterdam, Netherlands

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If the world’s cities were guests at a party then Rotterdam would probably, after gate crashing the party with half a dozen stoned mates, be found sniffing lines of coke from the crutch of your sister

West of the Sun – Kyoto, Japan

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Philip Blazdell had forgotten how beautiful life can be…especially west of the sun.

It Happened One Night (Again) – Japanese Alps

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Seperated from his lover, Philip Blazdell wanders the streets of Japan, half a world away.

When Boys Became Giants: The Japanese Alps, May 2005 – Japanese Alps, Japan

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Dawn is a few hours away and Philip Blazdell is sneaking around the hotel with a forty-foot LAN cable, a stolen laptop, a six-pack of Japanese beer and a box of sushi.

An Orison of Colour – Tokyo, Japan

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Phlip Blazdell wonders how anyone could ever fall in love in such a place where nothing looks real and shadows are merely story-book tales and vague longings.

Seven Foot Square – Tokyo, Japan

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Philip Blazdell wonders what it would be like to penetrate the Japanese mind and rummage around in the lingerie-drawer of their thoughts.

Fragile – Japan

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By the time Philip Blazdell reaches the front of the queue, he will probably be a grand-father and his passport will have expired.

Norman Lewis View of the World – Book Review

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Philip Blazdell profiles a compilation of the works of the travel-writing great, Norman Lewis.

The Ginger Tree – Book Review

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Philip Blazdell reviews The Ginger Tree, following more than forty years of East-West relationships and the development of modern Japan first through the eyes of this very young and naive girl and, th