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Published on January 1, 2020
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Link to the article. Dr. Moore stands in the center of the painting, wearing red. DOCTOR MOORE IN ITALY

Einar Perman

Moore, a practicing physician in Glasgow with a good reputation, was offered an opportunity to travel. Like other prominent noblemen of his day, the young Duke of Hamilton was to make the Grand Tour as a part of his education. The Duke’s mother knew Moore, and invited him to join the Tour as companion, tutor, and responsible adult. Moore accepted. The Tour lasted five years (1772–1777), and took him to the major European countries.

After returning to London, Moore wrote a book about his impressions of France, Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. The Tour also included extensive travels in Italy, and the following year in 1779 Moore published a second book called View of Society and Manners in Italy. In its foreword he wrote that those who had read his earlier book “will perceive that the present work is a continuation of the former.” In the first book Moore warns the reader not to expect “a minute account of churches and palaces because they afford but a slender entertainment when served up in description.” Instead he concentrated on “the manners, customs, and characters of the people.”

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OF STARLIT HUTS AND
SAHELIAN SAND

Link to the article. A gourd hangs in front of a green leafy background-taken by the author on their travels.

Sara Buck

TRAVELS WITH
GHENGIS

Link to the article. The author wearing authentic leather armor.

Robert R. Schenck

DOCTOR ON AN EXPEDITION
TO THE ANTARCTIC

Link to the article. An ice breaking boat sails through Antarctic waters.

Bryan Walpole

 

STENDHAL SYNDROME,
A HAZARD OF TOURISM

Link to the article. Portrait of the author known as Stendhal.

George Dunea

THE WAITING
ROOM

Jessie Seiler

A COLUMN OF
VOLCANIC SAND

Link to article. A family stand beside a water filter.

David Gullette

 


Link to article. Branches in the trees from a heart shape.  

TAKING NOTE FROM NATURE: THE WILD HEART OF PANAMA

Rachel Kowalczyk

It is a curious country, Panama, one-third protected wilderness and nearly 60% forested, best known for its canal, a colossal feat of human engineering. Having acquired a second hand experience of the country by editing a blog dedicated to travel in Central America, I availed myself of the opportunity to explore its true heart; and accordingly journeyed to the isthmus on official business to assist in the opening of a new Panama resort on Isla Palenque, a 400-acre jungle island in the Pacific Gulf of Chiriquí.

Aboard Copa Airlines and staring into the seat-back in front of me, I mused on where and how I might seek out the heart of this country. I reflected that as with individuals, the hearts of nations exist beyond geography. They cannot be mapped or charted; they are places for our most deeply-held values, for without such values neither a heart nor a nation can function.

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