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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 XI

  Esteemed Readers, we go on our voyage to the Tropic of Capricorn. Soon appetizers, fresh salads & best fishes are served! Enjoy yourselves! 😉🍤 Aboard the Oiseau, 3 May 1685 “…A little Zephyr is coming from the West. It … Continue reading

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Milorad Pavic for Christmas: The Glass Snail

In fact, Esteemed Readers, if you search for a set of unusual Christmas stories full of puzzles, quotes & giving you a chance to read a book any way you like, Milorad Pavic has something to offer you. That’s his … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 X

Esteemed Readers, we continue our voyage to Siam. Good tidings: we are sailing towards the Tropic of Capricorn. The Lent period has been over. The Easter is being celebrated, so our menu has become delicious & sophisticated again.🎉🎉🎉 Aboard the … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 IX

Esteemed Readers, finally the weather is pleasant & we are moving swiftly towards Brazil! Hurrah! The Easter time is coming, so our menu will be richer & full of various delicious meet dishes!🍤🍤🍤 Aboard the Oiseau, 16 April 1685 “… … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles X

Esteemed Readers, today I would like to offer you a perfect riddle for Samhain-winter times. It is longer that usual, nevertheless its poetic style & sense fascinates. On my behalf, I believe that you will guess it out without any … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par L’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 VIII

Esteemed Readers, great news! We have passed the no-windy area, so we are sailing rather swift now. There are plenty of sea-food & fished around. Just take a fishing rod & catch. Enjoy these pretty days on our 17th century … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles IX

Esteemed Readers, as you know sport existed even in the 17th century, so I offer you a sportive riddle this time! Good luck! 🙂 🏆🏆🏆 “In a light & green prison I move without rest. At least those who love … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par L’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 VII

Esteemed Readers, a terrible heat goes on attacking us. So don’t forget the ice & other cooling measures suitable for an ordinary 17th century voyage. Might winds return faster to our ship! Aboard the Oiseau, 4 April 1685 “…It is … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Simeon of Verkhoturye

Simeon of Verkhot’urye or Simeon of Merk’ushino (1607-1642) is a venerated Russian Saint who began a tradition of simple hermit living & who is also believed to be the guardian of the Ural & the Siberian lands. There is little … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, The Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) doesn’t mean only battles & death. There is some pretty space for life & slow motion changes as well: Vienna, 31st August, 1633: “Here everybody speaks about the peace in Germany, nevertheless a … Continue reading

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