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Nowhere Magazine Spring 2019 Travel Writing Contest

I would like to share some more exciting writerly news. I was recently notified that I won the Nowhere Magazine Spring 2019 Travel Writing Contest. My winning story has gone live today and can be found here.

Deborah Cass Prize…and the winner is…

Janette Chen was the winner of the 2019 Deborah Cass Prize for her piece, Wall of Men. Janette is a Sydney based writer and I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for her future work. I was very happy to end up being one of two runners up, along with Belinda Paxton, another Sydney based […]

Deborah Cass Shortlist

Rerhaps there are still some people who might occasionally wonder: Whatever happened to Anna? Wasn’t she cycling around somewhere? Well, I was. It’s true. But it’s been a while now. Somewhere along the way I ran out of steam for blogging regularly to report on my adventures which took me into Turkey, Greece, Italy and […]

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I’ve added a few post below with some of my favourite images from Eastern Europe. I’ve dated them to reflect when I was actually there — and it’s all old very news now, but I hope that you enjoy the photos anyway!

snapshots of bulgaria

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snapshots of macedonia

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snapshots of albania


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snapshots of montenegro

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the roses of sarajevo (or: scars)

Walking through the woods, foraging for mushrooms, I suddenly freeze. Is it safe to step here? This is not an idle fear. Parts of Bosnia have yet to be cleared of land mines and while most of the danger areas are known and marked accidents do still happen from time to time. My dubious grasp […]

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leaving the citadel

Most people in south-eastern Europe don’t like the term ‘the Balkans’ and don’t use it to refer to themselves. And there is no real agreement as to exactly what area the name refers to, even amongst people who do use it, so I’m going to try to avoid it. If there is a single thing […]

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