Weekly Wallpaper – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

These words sound light-hearted. …but the story behind this week's quote comes out of a very dark part of history. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn describes his experiences as a prisoner in a forced labor camp of the former Soviet Union in his most famous work “The Gulag Archipelago”. “Own only what you can always carry with you: … Continue reading Weekly Wallpaper – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Weekly Wallpaper – I Never Travel Without My Diary

This week we celebrate some epic real-life adventure tales (read more here). Maybe one day you will be looking back and writing your own memoir. How will you remember all the details of your travels and extraordinary life without some notes? So take this wise advice from Gwendolen (one of the central characters of Oscar … Continue reading Weekly Wallpaper – I Never Travel Without My Diary

Weekly Wallpaper – Jack Kerouac On The Road Quote

On The Road is one of those essential reads. Written by Jack Kerouac, one of the pioneers of the Beat Generation. The novel follows characters based on Kerouac and his friends as they travel around America in the late 40’s. It is a book that explores the themes of spiritual quest, rejection of materialism, drugs, … Continue reading Weekly Wallpaper – Jack Kerouac On The Road Quote

Weekly Wallpaper – Proust’s In Search Of Lost Time

The novel In Search of Lost Time is considered one of the great masterpieces of the 20th century. This epic seven-volume book is based on the real life of its French author, Marcel Proust. Published between 1913–27, Proust's In Search Of Lost Time is infamous for not only its monumental length (approximately 4,215 pages! 😅) but also its … Continue reading Weekly Wallpaper – Proust’s In Search Of Lost Time

Weekly Wallpaper – Sherpa Tenzing Norgay

Tenzing Norgay was an Indian and Nepali Sherpa mountaineer. He is famously known as one of the very first two individuals to reach the summit of Mount Everest the highest point on earth on May 29, 1953. Some Mount Everest facts: • Mt. Everest reaches 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) at the peak • Since 1922 - present 282 people have died trying … Continue reading Weekly Wallpaper – Sherpa Tenzing Norgay