The September, 2011 issue of the National Geographic Traveler brought out a piece on the ten most literary cities of the world. We bring you here a poll, where you can cast your vote on which according to you is the most literary among six these (yes, ours is different from NGT). If you are not satisfied with our list, you can add your own favorite literary city (We have left out Paris, hoping you would add it to the list).
'English Riviera' is the sobriquet earned by the borough of Torbay, in Devon. It is a conurbation of resort towns which have provided recreation to millions of tourists. Let us know which is your most preferred town for a quiet sojourn in the English Riviera, by casting your vote in this simple poll.
The whole series of Forrest Gump's personal journeys in the film is a circle of wanderlustrating acts of American innocence, as though in a penance for the simple idealism of the American dream.
Take for instance Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Purloined Letter," in which the letter, whose contents are never revealed, and therefore never understood, can be said to belong to an absolute realm of crypepistolary.
One of the most endearing and alienating features—at the same time—that make Bertram Wooster a household name is his travelures, in which he dresses the part of a dandy, but plays the aimless wanderer.
The first potatoes, and apples, were introduced in the Himalayas, in the hill station of Mussoorie, in the 1820s. Captain Frederick Young, who was the founder of the founder of the Sirmoor Battalion (The Sirmoor Rifles), became the architect of the first potato and tea plantations in the Himalayas.
What Charles Baudelaire leaves as his poetic voyeurythmics of Paris, Walter Benjamin later explores in his classic essay "The Flâneur"; accordingly, the flâneur is a voyeur-par-excellence, and is like a "prince who is everywhere in possession of his incognito."
He came to India at the age of seventeen, and by the time he was twenty seven, in 1776, it was already time for him to retire. Thackeray amassed a huge fortune, enough for him to live the rest of his retired married life as an English nabob...
It takes only a minimum of 47 seconds to complete the world's shortest flight, between Westray and Papa Westray, the two Orknay islands situated in northern Scotland.
The Globetrotter's Glossary: Word of the Day is Gasperambulation: Algernon's curiosity was excited when he saw the same man—for the third consecutive week—gasperambulating round the square, in Fitzrovia, just as he was about to enter his apartment.
Emily's gallivantriloquism made her scurry about from one modernist writer to another, while rummaging for the most ideal description of the ideal European city, as it was during the fin de siècle, for it was a time she could not herself go back to.
“Within the little circle of my vision”: Domesticity as the Catalyst for Acculturation in Susan Shelby Magoffin’s Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico (abstract) Monica...