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Me and my travels: Sarah Anderson

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This article was first published in The Observer on 4 May, 2008. Click here to read the article on the Guardian and Observer website > My first independent trip … Around America in a Greyhound bus when I was 23. I bought a 99-days-for-$99 pass and stayed for a year. After that I went round…
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In search of Shangri-La

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This article was first published in the Times Online, on May 7, 2007 Our literary traveller, Sarah Anderson, packed her books again and travels to Tibet Does Shangri-la really exist? Certainly there has long been the appeal of a mythical land where no one ever got old, but it was only in the 1990s when…
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You haven’t been to Cuba yet?

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This article was first published in the Times Online, on April 11, 2007 Our globe-trotting literary traveller Sarah Anderson hits the road again with her books, this time to Cuba It was my 22-year old niece’s idea to go to Cuba, she only had to twist my arm vaguely, since I’m always keen to go…
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To Siberia by rail on a literary quest

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This article was first published in the Times Online, on September 13, 2006 Sarah Anderson travels on the Trans-Siberian Railway and stops in Russia on a trip inspired by a host of literary greats A journey to Siberia by train in search of Shamans, Old Believers and following – albeit in relative comfort – in…
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Myths and mountains in Romania

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This article was first published in the Times Online, on September 29 2006 Sarah Anderson traverses the small towns and tall tales of Eastern Europe, to find a country of bears, frescoes and sad histories After flying to Bucharest where the temperature was in the 90sF, we took a six-hour train ride to Suceava: “a…
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A literary tour of Bangkok

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This article was first published in the Times Online, on April 21, 2006 A fascination with bookshops leads Sarah Anderson to this invigorating city to explore the literature it inspired The Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC) opened in Bangkok’s Emporium Centre in November 2005. This enterprising organisation aims to let the world know that…
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A literary approach to Venice

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This article was first publishing in the Times Online, on  January 25, 2006 Sarah Anderson wanders the streets of Venice with only literary greats as her guide So much has been written about Venice – what is there to add? But of course there is always something new and for me, initially at least, it…
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A literary tour of Patmos

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This article was first published in the Times Online, on March 09, 2006 Inveterate traveller Sarah Anderson again packs her trunk with books, this time bound for the Greek Islands One of the main advantages of Patmos, one of the Dodecanese islands, is that it is not beholden to tourists. During the day large cruise…
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A literary tour up the Ganges

This article was first published in the Times Online on December 22, 2005 Roving writer and voracious reader Sarah Anderson sets forth to India armed with required reading From the moment that I heard that Louise Nicholson was leading a tour up the Ganges, following in the footsteps of 18th and 19th century European artists,…
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A literary tour to Scotland

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This article was first published in the Times Online on September 21, 2005 Sarah Anderson turns to her ancestors and Scotland’s “booktown” for inspiration after the nightlife is a let-down in Scotland’s Dumfries and Galloway However much I travel I am always drawn back to Scotland, which I think has some of the most beautiful…
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