Monthly Archives: May 2008

>Magellan’s Journey

>Just finished reading Magellan’s Voyage. A Narrative Account of the First Voyage, last night in fact. This is a diary of the first circumnavigation of the globe, written by Italian Antonio Pigafetta who was a travel companion of Magellan (access … Continue reading

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>Macondo sunsets

> “Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.” Gabriel Garcia Marquez-A Hundred Years of Solitude One of the greatest literary achievements, … Continue reading

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