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Travel is Education

By Shane Joseph, published on Apr 9, 2013

Someone told me that with Google Earth, Wikipedia and other instant information tools readily at our fingertips these days, there was no longer a need to travel to foreign places to get a sense of culture, language, food, geography and all the other elements that a trip outside of one’s physical boundaries provide. While armchair travelling has never had it better, I beg to differ with these pundits of inertia.

I recently wrote a novel set in a part of France I had never visited (my travels in that country up to that point had been limited to Paris and environs). With the assistance... (more)

Tags: france, education, novel, travel, cities, tourism, wikipedia, google, costa rica, countries, metz, strasbourg, nicaragua, south africa. cape town

Procrastination for the nation...

By Joseph Gavin, published on May 4, 2012

...a glass of water in case I become dehydrated. Then, just as I am about to work I am somehow drawn back to my laptop and the comfy chair in the corner of my room to check how the world has fared in my twenty minute absence. It's always fine.Then I remember that obscure curio I wanted to put to Wikipedia, one thing leads to another and as I glance at the bottom right-hand corner of my screen I notice that it is now TEN o'clock. Never mind, I had planned to be in bed at eleven, I can work to twelve.Then it kicks in. I work, I actually work. Really well too, much more efficient than usual. Half ... (more)

Tags: prime minister, procrastination, wikipedia, angela lansbury, the news

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