Pride & Prejudice & Scandinavia

I've spent a week at Herrang Swing dancing camp in Sweden, and strangely I've met more Norwegians than anything else. I knew going in that Scandinavian men were generally tall and good-looking, but what no one tells you is that they're rubbish at flirting or making the first move. To add insult to injury, I …

Travel literature, off the beaten path

When I see articles recommending books about traveling, they're usually stories about white people traveling to a romantic and/or exotic locale and "finding themselves" by learning that other cultures do, in fact, exist. But when I think about travel literature, I have slightly different parameters in mind. Themes of migration and odyssey, of finding home …