Erica Thajeb

Creative Writing

Beneath Silence

Silence is the cruelest weapon  You teach her to swallow back tears  Master the art of snide and contempt  Fight fire with fire, burn for burn.  Tell me, how long will it take to unlearn  All the hate she festers within, all the hurt?  With luck, she’ll dance atop broken glass  Scald the coffin; bury…

Travel

74 and unstoppable: Rosie Swale-Pope

In five years, she ran around the world five times, entirely unsupported. She rode across Chile on horseback, sailed solo on a trans-Atlantic voyage, and ran 27 marathons in 27 days. Her name is Rosie Swale-Pope, a British author and adventurer who has become nothing short of a legend among runners and travelers across the…

Travel

Celebrating Christmas around the world

Here in the UK, we have roast dinners and mince pies, boxing days and nativity plays. Festive lights illuminate the streets. Gifts are exchanged. Christmas crackers are pulled. Overall, December is a joyous time of the year, but different countries celebrate differently. Let’s look at some unique Christmas traditions from across the globe! The Giant…

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