On the move

… figuring out how to get home W ell, I’ve joined the horde of the stranded wandering Europe looking for some way to get across the Atlantic. I had thought I was one of the fortunate few – those who had a confirmed reservation for the day when the flight window opened...

Grrr…

… looking for a new way home W hen I went to bed last night my three flights for today were all scheduled to fly. I was even booked onto the Munich – Winnipeg flights on Air Canada. But I woke up at 4:15 this morning in Trieste, Italy only to discover that the...

Between Italy and Croatia

… from the ship We’re somewhere on the Adriatic Sea – can’t see land, of course, so have no sense of exactly where we are. It is an absolute zoo on this boat bound for Venice. With the airlines out-of-action everyone is scrambling for any way...

On the road

… hurry up and wait I t’s been a few years since I last rattled around south eastern Europe and I’d forgotten how long it can take to get just about anywhere. Today’s stats: on the road for 13 hours… actual movement – 6 hours… waiting...

Leaving the wardrobe

… back in Thessaloniki L ike the land of Narnia, visitors to Mount Athos can spend a lifetime in the forests, castles and monasteries but back in the other world it only counts as moments or days. I’ve been to a timeless land that draws the wounded and...