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“I pictured a low timber house with a shingled roof, caulked against storms, with blazing log fires inside and the walls lined with all the best books, somewhere to live when the rest of the world blew up.”In Patagonia - Bruce Chatwin

“I pictured a low timber house with a shingled roof, caulked against storms, with blazing log fires inside and the walls lined with all the best books, somewhere to live when the rest of the world blew up.”In Patagonia - Bruce Chatwin

Exploring Patagonia in the footsteps of Bruce Chatwin Gauchos herd sheep near Lake Argentino. Picture: Alamy

Exploring Patagonia in the footsteps of Bruce Chatwin Gauchos herd sheep near Lake Argentino. Picture: Alamy

Gokyo Lakes are oligotrophic lakes in Nepal’s Sagarmatha National Park, located at an altitude of 4,700–5,000 m (15,400–16,000 ft) above sea level. These lakes are the world’s highest freshwater lake system comprising six main lakes, of which Thonak Lake is the largest. In September 2007, Gokyo and associated wetlands of 7,770 ha (30.0 sq mi) have been designated a Ramsar site.

Gokyo Lakes are oligotrophic lakes in Nepal’s Sagarmatha National Park, located at an altitude of 4,700–5,000 m (15,400–16,000 ft) above sea level. These lakes are the world’s highest freshwater lake system comprising six main lakes, of which Thonak Lake is the largest. In September 2007, Gokyo and associated wetlands of 7,770 ha (30.0 sq mi) have been designated a Ramsar site.

“Me gustan los hombres que tienen futuro y las mujeres que tienen pasado.” Oscar Wilde

“Me gustan los hombres que tienen futuro y las mujeres que tienen pasado.” Oscar Wilde

Nadine Gordimer (20 November 1923 – 13 July 2014) was a South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Nadine Gordimer (20 November 1923 – 13 July 2014) was a South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Charles Baudelaire photographed by Nadar (Gaspard-Félix Tournachon). Charles Pierre Baudelaire (French: [ʃaʁl bodlɛʁ]; April 9, 1821 – August 31, 1867) was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe.

Charles Baudelaire photographed by Nadar (Gaspard-Félix Tournachon). Charles Pierre Baudelaire (French: [ʃaʁl bodlɛʁ]; April 9, 1821 – August 31, 1867) was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe.

‘I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in’  —Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

‘I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in’ —Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

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