Dublin is a city of beer, pubs and literature. Only the mention of the name Dublin will make people world-wide think of Guinness. And lovers of literature will also think of Dublin’s many authors; Joyce, Behan, Shaw, Swift, Yeats, Wilde and Stoker.
Outside the Duke, waiting to move on
My collection of books from or about Japan is getting bigger and bigger. Now that I am going to Japan in less than a month I figure it is time to reread some of the books. But which books to choose?
The Story of Sushi: An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and Rice by Trevor Corson.
In The Story of Sushi, Trevor Corson follows a group of students at the California Sushi Academy. He stays with the class throughout their whole education, and through their classes and experiences manages to tell not only their story, but also the story of Sushi, both in Japan and in the US.
Video Night in Kathmandu
By Pico Iyer
Asia, the far east. The Orient. A culture so different from the Western world. Different food, different customs, different ways of looking at life. Or is it?
Video Night in Kathmandu looks at how America and the Western world slowly is seeping into Asia. Taking over their culture, fast-food chains outcompeting the local restaurants, American movies being remade in Bollywood.