Schlagwort-Archiv: Reisen

Whichever Moab it might be.

Ah, I already quoted that one.

Terug.

Mensch muss weg um das Hier zu mögen.

On Track.

By the 1930s passengers could travel from the English channel to Cairo with only three changes of train. The last leg, in third class, cost the equivalent of about two days’ work for a labourer. It left Haifa daily at 0830, steamed south to the Mediterranean port of Gaza by lunchtime, turned west into Sinai and arrived in the Egyptian capital by 2230.

From there, travellers could continue aboard one of the first air-conditioned carriages along the Nile to Luxor’s Valley of the Kings and on to Sudan. “Direct and quickest route to Damascus, Beyrout, Baalbek and Aleppo,” read a Palestine Railways brochure advertising the connections from Haifa.

The Economist: Railway lines once connected the Middle East (2021-12-18)

Relational Map.

Manche Leuten erklären ihre (ehemaligen) Beziehungen am besten mit einer Europakarte, bei anderen reicht ein Stadtplan.

Rhine and Raj.

Reality check: There used to be a bus line London to Calcutta.

Pamplemoupdate.

Making apps and games from an island in the Marquesas sounds idyllic. It's easy to imagine a developer smiling, one hand on the keyboard and the other holding a perspiring glass of pamplemousse juice, so pleased with his choices. 'AH! Dee-li-cious!' In truth, the developer can't enjoy his pamplemousse juice because he's too busy swearing at faraway bodies in Silicon Valley who think 10 G software updates are perfectly reasonable.Making apps and games from an island in the Marquesas sounds idyllic. It's easy to imagine a developer smiling, one hand on the keyboard and the other holding a perspiring glass of pamplemousse juice, so pleased with his choices. 'AH! Dee-li-cious!' In truth, the developer can't enjoy his pamplemousse juice because he's too busy swearing at faraway bodies in Silicon Valley who think 10 G software updates are perfectly reasonable.

Hundred Rabbits: tools ecosystem

Privilnerable.

For god’s sake, let’s stop painting our own society as a haven of peace and safety, which it most definitely isn’t, and by the same token, let’s stop turning the rest of the world into a no-go zone, full of dangerous criminals.

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When you look at my privilege, compared to that of many of the people I have travelled among, it is beyond tasteless to suggest that I am the vulnerable one.

Emily Chappell: On rape and racism

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