Joanna Revisits Greece in her New Blog Entry
In her personal blog, "Thoughts on Books and Such," Joanna Biggar describes the differences between visiting and revisiting.
"Visiting a foreign place for the first time offers the traveler the chance for fresh wonder and the jolt of surprise—like new love. But revisiting that place, perhaps multiple times, offers the traveler another opportunity: to add connections through time and season rendering what was already known to layers of what is still to be revealed and the chance to find something new altogether"
It's safe to say that Joanna Biggar, the author of That Paris Year and 2019's Melanie's Song, knows a bit about travel. For the last few years she has been traveling the globe and writing about it for Wanderland Writers and other publications, she is a member of the Society of Woman Geographers, she has traveled solo in the most remote areas of China, chaired a school board in Ghana, and worked as a journalist in Washington, D.C. Her book That Paris Year draws from her experience studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, while Melanie's Song reflects on her travels within the united states during the immense cultural shifts of the '60s and '70s. Joanna Biggar's personal blog "Thoughts on Books and Such," is where she often muses less formally on travel and literature, and this entry on Greece and the Odyssey is no exception.
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