Lonely Planet Home With Alice: A Journey in Gaelic Ireland (Lonely Planet Journeys (Travel Literature))
Steve Fallon's Boston upbringing was as Irish as the come: portraits of the President, the Pope and the Sacred Heart hanging on the wall, a patina of song and booze, and even being taught by his Aunt Alice to bless himself in Gaelic. When, as an adult, he finds his life is generating more questions than answers, he embarks on a journey to the land of his ancestors determin...more
I don't know. But like Fallon, I was driven to experience the tongue of the ancestors, and felt the theory of racial memory fall flat on its face. And yet, years after my last course, I find my thinking, my world view, even my Bearla (English) feels, I don't know, different. Not so much racial memory as racial revenge?
A beat-up old car, a few dollars in the pocket and a sense of adventure. In 1972 that’s all Tony and Maureen Wheeler needed for the trip of a lifetime – across Europe and Asia overland to Australia. It took several months, and at the end – broke but inspired – they sat at their kitchen table writing and stapling together their first travel guide, Across Asia on the Cheap. Within a week th ...more