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Edinburgh's Festivals

October 10, 2018

In this post I describe my visit to the historic Scottish city of Edinburgh to see the Festival Fringe (or Fringe Festival) in 2018, and to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo which was held at the same time. I see a whole variety of performances including the famous Russian group Pussy Riot.

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September 27, 2018

Israel, through a Kiwi Lens

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September 15, 2018

On Tour with David, the Horse Rescuer

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September 11, 2018

Out into the Palestinian Territory

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September 5, 2018

From Jordan to Jerusalem

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August 18, 2018

A Journey through Jordan

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August 13, 2018

The Last of Lebanon

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Forthcoming Books

A Maverick Inuit Way and the Vikings

Due out in 
August 2018

A Maverick Australian Way

Due out in 
October 2018
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About the Author

Mary Jane Walker is a writer of historically well-informed travel stories that come with an autobiographical flavour. Mary Jane is a solo woman traveller who travels with no plans, just using intuition. She suffered a tragedy in her personal life and sought refuge through hiking and travelling the world.

Mary Jane first experienced world travel in an unusual way, as part of the crew on a Chinese junk named La Dame de Canton, the first to be built in the old way in decades. La Dame sailed from Canton, now Guangzhou, to Paris.

After only six weeks on the boat, Mary Jane found herself in the US military base of Diego Garcia, in which the junk sought refuge with ripped sails and water contaminated by salt.

Just as in the old days of exploration by sail, the voyage took a couple of years to complete, with many stops along the way for fresh water and supplies, and, yes, for repairs as well.

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