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First of May Square / Plaza Primero de Mayo (bilingual)

Bustling, busy, beautiful, Buenos Aires. A tourist trip drops into the square, The Pink House of power, walls tainted in blood, from beginning. A soothsayer’s prediction of future crimes? Los desaparecidos, los desaparecidos. Bustling, busy, beautifu,l Buenos Aires. A tourist … Continue reading

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City of Stone (Bilingual)

Bitter winds batter brittle barren basalt,   clearing clinging clouds, blanket mists, exposing lingering liquid layers of dusk and dawn. Hungry haars embracing, shrouding, A city set in stone, styled in stone. Outlying peppered between the braes, a cacophony of tons, … Continue reading

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Morocco 6: Mastering the Marrakesh Medina, maybe.

Plans I awoke on my final day to bright, blue, and beautiful sky. My hammam (steam bath) was booked for 5pm. My plan – to visit the medina, locate the spa and return to relax in the Majorelle gardens. I … Continue reading

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Morocco 3; Shopping, Cooking, Eating.

I discovered Moroccan food via one of my fav cookbooks – Claudia Roden’s “Mediterranean Cookery”, while in Spain. My cooks fingers and senses demanded to use the abundance of fresh quality produce in other dishes. The spices in the Moroccan … Continue reading

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Spain – The meaning of Mañana

First Mañanas After agreeing to pick me up at ten o’clock, the last words Ricardo said to me was ‘hasta mañana.’ He grinned. In my innocence, I thought I understood, being one of the words Spanish has given to the … Continue reading

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A Leither on Leith

I was born in Leith, on the Eastern boundary at the Eastern General Hospital, now a care home for the elderly. I was educated in Leith; primary in South Leith and secondary in North Leith. I have always worn my … Continue reading

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Freedom (bilingual)

The tyranny of love, The yolk of hate, laced together Through time and fate. Yet greater tyrannies lie in the dictatorship of freedom. Chance of choice Decisions to do, but still unable to see the wood among the trees. Feeling … Continue reading

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