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Islands with their own primal spirit

Islands with their own primal spirit

Basel writer Esther Murbach first visited the Aran Islands in 2011 when researching her novel “The Turtle Woman”. Exclusively for The Basel Journal she describes how the Irish West Coast has become her second home, and how she found a quasi-relative there. My Aran Granny By Esther Murbach She is not really my granny. But she does live in Aran, that is, on one of the Aran Islands in front of Galway Bay. There are three of them. My “granny” lives on Inis Mór, the “Big Island”. The “granny”: her name in the book is Fiona, in real life Deirdre

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One door closed on fish & chips – but the latest two remain open

One door closed on fish & chips – but the latest two remain open

Many expats – and even some locals – just love fish & chips. After a sudden burst on the scene of the places where you could get one of Britain’s favourite fast foods, one of them has closed  – but only temporarily, as it seems. By Martin Pütter From sigh of relief to cry of exasperation it took just four months. In early March 2015 expats in the Basel area – particularly Brits – were over the moon that a “chippy” had opened. For those who are not familiar with this term: it means a fish & chip shop. However,

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