Archive for October, 2006

In Memory of Eric Newby

Monday, October 30th, 2006

Eric Newby died at age 86 on October 20, and with him went one of the great English travel writers of the 20th century. I’ll never forget picking up a copy of A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush many years ago after someone recommended it. I wasn’t sure what I was expecting, but it […]

Life in Cameroon

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

What’s daily life like in Cameroon? Friends who run an aid agency there send me snippets from time to time that are usually entertaining and always interesting (my friends prefer to remain anonymous). Here are some recent ones. * * * There is a reserve for the protection of chimpanzees and gorillas just outside Yaounde. […]

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