World Of Kemp

Italy – The Promised Land

Italy – The Promised Land

There was always this red book. Growing up, above the tv, in the shelves, sat amongst the ‘Home Doctor’ manuals and the cheap ‘Collected Brontë’ omnibuses, there was always this one red book. Faded cover, gold embossed writing on the outside: ‘The Promised Land’. I don’t know why it didn’t intrigue me more at the […]

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Last Chance To See – Revisited

Last Chance To See – Revisited

After 2 years away the British Journey is taken up once more.

Here is the rambling but truthful account of what one man and one Greek saw and heard and felt during a tour down the eastern side of Britain.

A country they felt they never fully knew before they both left to make a new life in Greece, but always wanted to understand.

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Salonica Train – England to Greece: the long way

Salonica Train – England to Greece: the long way

A journey back home from England to Thessaloniki.

Following great swathes of the old Orient Express route on seeper trains, a hint of muder and romance in the air. Stop-overs in the grand European cities of Empires’ past.
Or on rural trains through fields and plains in those mysterious regions between the Vienna Woods and the Black Sea.

A long detour round the back of Europe.

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Last Chance To See

Last Chance To See

Before setting off for a new life in Greece, I’m talked into taking a tour of Britain.
Visiting many places in the country for the first time – places I’d heard of, made assumptions about, but never really bothered to visit – it was a chance to see my country in a whole new way. And also through the eyes of my accompanying Greek Passepartout.

So a last chance to see. Which turned out to be so much more…

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A New World Symphony

A New World Symphony

A new world of travel and a new life of chance opens up for Kemp after he meets his travelling Passpartout – a bored, searching, pretty Greek anarchist, teaching in a suburban English boarding school for the summer, longing to get away and explore.
Passports in hand, they make a dash for it together…

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