Showing posts from April, 2008

Part 2: Armchair Travelling

[Suomeksi]The series about travel literature continues. This time we’ll take a plunge into the world of fiction and reality TV, where life itself is a travel. Travelling is a convenient theme for a writer as it contains a lot of action. Aristotle already said that action is the vital principle and very soul of drama. When only depicting the innermost of the protagonist, the story often becomes a formless monologue full of self-appraisal and self-pity. So why not to do something and seek some adventures for a change! Action! Travelling is often used to describe a change that the protagonist goes through in his life. This so called bildungsroman is a novelistic form which concentrates on the spiritual, moral, psychological, or social development and growth of the protagonist usually from childhood to maturity. Some of the most well-known examples of the genre are Paulo Coelho’s Alchemist, Hermann Hesse’s Siddartha, and John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress from This World, To That Which …

Mobile Phone Cliff in Hong Kong

Suomeksi We visited a very special and little known, almost a hidden sight in Hong Kong called Mobile Phone Cliff. Local people don't usually tell foreigners about it and we found the place quite accidentally when looking for a vegetable market. It was fascinating.