An exciting new journal sets sail – with diversity as its engine, travel the purpose and Amy Gigi Alexander as its Captain. Its called Panorama – The Journal of Intelligent Travel and you can read Amy’s Letter from the Editor in Chief.
Last night, people were evacuated from mine and nearby streets in Ardoyne because of a suspicious device. Families walking the streets. Helicopters buzzing overhead. I felt terrible for the elderly and sick but mostly for those poor kids who don’t know when the next time is coming and if next time will be a false alarm. Their first experience of all this crap that was my day-to-day life while I was growing up and at least for last night, mine again. I felt like a little boy once more.
You can read my first ever travel article about recently moving back home to Belfast here.
“I’ve moved back to Belfast, Northern Ireland. I left the family home for good when I was 19, left my city then too and eventually Northern Ireland altogether at 25. I knew I’d never go back. 20 odd years later I’ve returned home to live. OK, so, I’ve changed my mind—it’s allowed in some countries.”
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Paul, your travelling home post was so poignant; it reminded me of my own childhood – although with different barriers. I know what it’s like to not feel safe where it ‘should’ feel safe – it was a very stimulating read. These explorations are so good for writing too aren’t they? Best Wishes.
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Yes. Such and important thing to feel safe as a kid. Thanks for your kind words too.