Santiago to Machu Picchu: My Uncle’s Story

This post was originally published on my City Sampler blog. Santiago to Machu Picchu: My Uncle’s Story When my uncle landed in Santiago, Chile in 1973 he was filled with the optimism of a young man on his first international adventure. Twenty years old, over-packed and under-supervised, he stepped off the plane with his whole life on…

A London Story

This post was originally published on my City Sampler blog. A London Story It had been a freakishly cold winter, but it never snows in London – or so they say. On Christmas morning 1975 my mother stood bare-foot and pyjama-clad in her tiny kitchenette and boiled the kettle for tea. Groggy with sleep, she glanced up…