Harvest Time by Rilla Norslund

“I was attracted by the poetry and ambition of this piece. How wonderful, and unsurprising, to discover afterwards that the author is a poet.” — Robin Graham, travel writer and judge of the 2014 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest _________________ If you travel north into the delta of Bangladesh in May, you will […]

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Expat Author Interview with Regina Landor

Regina Landor, originally from Ohio, has worked with aid organizations in Romania, Serbia and now Bangladesh, where she co-founded the organization Thrive to bring lunches to children in the slums. Her story — and her life devoted to helping others — is inspiring. Her book Forever Traveling Home is available from Amazon. ______________________________________ IMBO: Regina, […]

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Expat Author Interview — Checking in with Paola Fornari

I’m honoured to host Paola Fornari this week. What an incredible story she shares with the world. _____________________________________ IMBO: What are you working on? Paola Fornari: My first book! Entitled Joyriding in Dhaka, it’s an often humorous, often serious account of how this particular expat made the most of her three and a half years […]

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Travel Essay Contest — Entry 15

I Must Be Off! is having its first annual Travel Essay Contest. Each entry will appear at first without byline or bio. These will be added at the end of the contest. As you enjoy these travel essays from around the world, please feel free to comment; but if you offer criticism, remember to be […]

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Travel Essay Contest — Entry 8

I Must Be Off! is having its first annual Travel Essay Contest. Each entry will appear at first without byline or bio. These will be added at the end of the contest. As you enjoy these travel essays from around the world, please feel free to comment; but if you offer criticism, remember to be […]

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Inside Bangladesh with Paola Fornari Hanna

(Important! If the bottoms of this post is cut off by the homepage’s pictures, try reloading the page. This usually works.) Paola Fornari Hanna lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh and writes almost daily about its charms and hazards. After reading many of these articles, I have to ask myself . . . why haven’t I been […]

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Expat Author Interview with Paola Fornari Hanna

Paola Fornari Hanna Paola Fornari Hanna is the trailing spouse par excellence. She’s been been following her husband around the world for thirty-three years — before that she was a trailing daughter. She was born in Tanzania — then Tanganyika — where her father was a doctor. Her parents moved house, and often village, twelve […]

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