¡Vamonos!

For the past 12 months we have roosted on the 9th Floor of a communist era apartment block on the edge of Cluj Napoca. We face east, rising early as the sun slits open the sky and illuminates the hills of Ardeal, Erdely, Transylvania; this is a land of many tongues where history is far …

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One Hour

I am on the side of a road in India watching a kingfisher*. It sits in stillness watching, waiting before diving down into the pond below, which is unexpectedly clean. It emerges victorious, a silver fish glistens in its large red beak. A beak that seems too heavy for its small, plump body of iridescent …

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