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A land of lost rivers, with little in it to love; yet a land that once visited must be come back to inevitably.(Mary Austin in The Land of Little Rain)   Death Valley National Park in California is one of the jewels of our planet, a vast expanse of geologic wonders in an austere, remote […]

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A cultural oasis in the desert. In a remote corner of California’s Mojave desert on the edge of Death Valley National Park, a remarkable solo act featuring the ballerina Marta Becket has played out for over four decades. From: Death Valley and the Northern Mojave by William C. Tweed and Lauren Davis, 2003, Cachuma Press. […]

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An Icelandic delicacy. Hangikjöt (lit. hung meat) is a perennial favourite in Iceland and a must at the traditional Icelandic Christmas meal. The meat here is lamb, the world’s best in the opinion of lamb experts everywhere except New Zealand. During the festive season, it is customary for many farmers from the rural areas to […]

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