Can riddles show us truths? Hanoi, as imagined by some of its animal inhabitants...
A Swedish observer remarks on several thousand lifetimes in Bangladesh, a country literally and metaphorically "flooded by change"...
A correspondence with my younger self, two and a half years ago...what's happened since graduation?
Let's not beat around the bush. Understanding idioms is crucial to understanding the mindset of a native speaker. So, a penny for your thoughts?
This is Portugal's "One Hundred Years of Solitude" without the magical realism. This is a Forsyte Saga for the landless peasants. In a place where the landscape is the only constant, these people, like Saramago's own grandparents, were literally Raised from the Ground.
Lisboa. Destroyed by catastrophe. Rebuilt as a Baroque masterpiece. Current tourist hot-spot, and former colonial power.
A world-renowned institution. A gallery of treasures. A place where history "lives"?