International Writer's Magazine - June 2007- Welcome
Travel stories & guides
Politics & Issues
Ways of living
Choquequirao has taken over from over-crowded Machu Picchu as the true Lost City
of the Inca.
Amsterdam on Water
Marianne de Nazareth
The air was full of airborne seeds in Amsterdam. Drifts of them
lay on the sides of the roads, along with pink cherry blossom.
Six weeks in Bais Bay on the island of Negros.
Enjoy a frosty mug of $4 Baltika beer numbered from 3 to 6
to denote potency; the waiter will ask which number you want.
Memoir de Mumbai
It has been three months since I began living in this neat and tidy
room, all by myself, like "Alice in wonderland".
our continuing series on "The Law Is Bullshit", we cast
our collective eye on the sad and sordid tale of Michael Nifong,
former Durham County District Attorney of North Carolina<
Little Town of Bethlehem
Prior to my departure to Israel, I was cautioned by several people
that Bethlehem can at times be a bit on the dangerous side
Latin America Report
Nobody ever said that transforming this former fiefdom of Standard
Oil into a freestanding socialist model economy was going to be
Are We in Iraq?
Forty years ago Norman Mailer wrote Why Are We In Vietnam?
in which he seemed to imply that we had engaged in that war out
of a neurotic, predatory god complex.
most have barely heard of it, many are intrigued, few
are brave enough to go.
- Flushing, Queens,
I rush to take the #7 subway train in order to make lunch at
East Buffet Restaurant in Flushing...
I had never seen as many whores as in Panama City
City That Has It All
Valencia gets to be in the circuit of world music, arts and cultural
is a rich kaleidoscope of styles, spanning 8 Christian centuries
of its history.
Meet Mr MICE, the shaker and maker of business conferencing
and events in Jordan.
Fragments from India
Imagine the diameter at the bottom of a toilet bowl; it was
as long as that. I know because the head touched one side
while the tail brushed against the opposite. He was paddling
for his life.
& Tourism in Jordan
Business Associations are a new buzzword in Jordans
corporate world of finance.
Last Days of Goa
Goa has had a strange history, shaped over the ages by various
invasions, both military and cultural.
A Secret Garden
"Today I will show you my favourite place in all of Paris."
Joy of Audiobooks
Eric D Lehman
I always hated the idea of audiobooks. But one summer, I began
to explore my local library and found their enormous "audio"
section, taking up a whole room.
Rapti River Valley in the Chitiwan Jungle, Nepal
James Randall Johnson
I visited one of the seven Maoist camps organized by the United
Nations and spread throughout Nepal. This particular camp is deep
in the Chitiwan Jungle.
Mouth of Hell
"In case of explosion of rocks, protect yourself under the
calls for a big political change
Hilton is being railroaded. Period. She deserves to be in prison
as much we do for putting her there.
Bound: Baseball in a fix
I first spotted him standing behind the store, smoking a cigarette.
He had spotted me first, as I quickly made my way to the clothes
dumpster, which was overflowing with discarded goods.
We first encountered the mucky off-white dog hanging around
outside a well lit government building, on a Cuban side street.
It seems unlikely that many cars would stop for a lanky, 6-foot-4-inch
hitchhiker with wavy hair falling past his shoulders and only a
backpack to his name.
of my Heart
My Thursdays are colourful
Coz I see you on all Thursdays
Coz I see you only on Thursdays
Books & Film
Contact in India
keyboard I'm typing on is so old I can barely see the letters a
sign reads: "browsing 20 rupees per hour. No discounting,
no bargaining of rates will be allowed.
Thank God for the Queen of Spain! exalted the taxi driver
as he sped us down the modern autoroute leading to the south of
Clapton singing Have You Ever Loved a Woman in his
head, a half pint of cheap vodka in his pocket; its all
he needs to cap this hot Memorial Day weekend in his home town
of Passing Warmth
As if the body grows to length overnight, I roused myself
from sleep one auspicious morn and discovered a startling old
image of self before the mirror. Have I slept all my life?
Thief of Bottles
Sidi Cherkawi Benzahra
Once my father owned an auto-body shop in a wooded area in
the district of Agdal, Rabat, Morocco. The shop had two dusty
windows and a little light, grayed by this dust
Eddie Cochran once sang of love as being a journey built on
Three Steps To Heaven...
"Wouldnt you agree Prof. Block?"
How would he know. Guy Block hadnt been listening.
Perils of Illiteracy
The brown cow was either suicidal or grossly illiterate. How else
to explain why she did not take heed of the name calligraphically
etched upon the granite slab affixed to the gate post?
Natasha Grant swooped into her 1999 Ford Fiesta, slammed the door,
and started the engine all in one fluid motion.
by Ingmar Bergman
Cries And Whispers, a 1972 film of Ingmar Bergman's,
is not the masterpiece that it's claimed to be.
Tell No One
(Ne le dis à personne)
Director: Guillaume Canet
Sam North reviews
new French movie
- an intelligent thriller with some great action and an amazing
Creative Writing Anthology by students at the University of Portsmouth
- on sale now - print or download
fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em and
little fleas have lesser fleas ...ad infinitum - Augustus de Morgan
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