Author Archives: Sam Anton

Day trip to Edinburgh: going to a different country?

Is Scotland the nation and the United Kingdom merely the political state? Are ‘Scottish’ and ‘British’ mutually exclusive identities? When the train leaves Durham and heads north to Edinburgh, what border am I crossing?

Nicaragua- and our relationship with it.

On this side of the Atlantic we tend to either ignore Central America – seeing it as too distant or irrelevant to our world – or clump it together with South America, seeing all Spanish-speaking nations as slight but ultimately unimportant variations of the same thing.