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  • Eberhardt Novel Vagabond

    Isabelle Eberhardt’s Novel, VagabondThe following passage comes from Isabelle Eberhardt’s novel Vagabond. It just arrived in the mail yesterday, and it is just what I need to read right now, as I stand on the brink of a new journey, both inside and out. Everything happens when it needs to happen, I thoroughly believe this. [...]

  • Indian Notebook

    Anecdotes from the Indian NotebookGave Mira a nose piercingTraditional Indian way just meant dirtyWe found out thoughWent to an old time jeweler and she said she wanted A traditional nose piercing done in the traditional way“You know, where the piercing is put through the acupuncture point”Indian piercing man made a special tripTo jewelry shop to [...]

  • Isabelle Eberhardt: An Interview with the Kathleen Modrowski

    Isabelle Eberhardt: An Interview with the anthropologist, Kathleen ModrowskiThe following is an interview with the anthropologist, Kathleen Modrowski about the life, times, writings, and character of Isabelle Eberhardt. Kathleen conducted the bulk of her anthropological research in North Africa, and found records of Eberhardt while going through old economic archives in Algiers. This discovery sparked [...]

  • On Masterpieces and Messes

    On Masterpieces and MessesVila Nova de Milfontes, PortugalOctober 30, 2007Homepage: www.VagabondJourney.com“I have always been an idle fellow, and prone to play the vagabond.”-Buckthorne, Tales of a Traveller, by: Washington Irving” . . .great geniuses never studied, but were always idle . . .”-Buckthorne, Tales of a Traveller, by: Washington IrvingI have either made a masterpiece [...]

  • Trust and Travel and the Complexities of Adventure

    Trust and Travel and the Complexities of AdventureMeknes, Morocco October 2, 2007Homepage: http://canciondelvagabundo.googlepages.comTrust is perhaps the hardest lesson for a traveller to learn. Knowing when and who to trust while travelling can mean the difference between a beautiful inter-cultural exchange and a boring night in a hotel room, enjoying a nice day of city strolling [...]

  • Feeding the Beast with the Written Word

    Feeding the Beast with the Written WordMeknes, MoroccoSeptember 30, 2007Homepage: http://canciondelvagabundo.googlepages.comIn his travelogue, Itinerant Witness , Mark wrote that:“Making blog entries is like exercising or eating healthily. No one really wants to hear excuses about why you didn’t to it; you should just do it every day.”I have been think about this quote nearly everyday [...]

  • Four Sinners Search for a Birthday Beer

    The headline says it all.

  • Thoughts in Fes

    Thoughts In FesFes, MoroccoSeptember 14, 2007Homepage: http://canciondelvagabundo.googlepages.com/North Africa Page: http://canciondelvagabundo.googlepages.com/northafrica“Ali Baba Ali Baba Goodbye,” said the manager of the hotel that I spent a few days at in Rabat. Wherever I go I hear this joking taunt. I don’t mind it, it is better than the yells of “Bin Ladan ” that I would get [...]

  • The Lonely Road

    Hanover, PA, USAAugust 17, 2007http://canciondelvagabundo.googlepages.com/“There is nothing more selfish than travel.”-Andy the Hobo Traveler http://www.hobotraveler.com/Nothing could be more true than the above statement. Hands down, it is just the way that it is. I once had this real romantic notion of finding a love and tramping around the world with her, but I think this [...]

  • Cancion del Vagabundo Website

    York, Pennsylvania, USAAugust 14, 2007The Cancion del Vagabundo website is beginning to take shape, and is actually looking like a real site. If you would like to visit it you can by going to http://canciondelvagabundo.googlepages.com/ Thanks!I purchased a regular .com domain but currently loathe the thought of moving everything that I just put up over [...]