Eleanor's Blog

Eleanor's travel blog: Brazil

Eleanor's travel blog: Brazil (5-part series airing April 15 - May 4, 2014) Brazil is not just a country of soccer fans.  Eleanor went there to...

Hay Festival in Cartagena

Read Eleanor's description of her time in beautiful Cartagena, Colombia....

Eleanor's travel blog: Greece (5-part series airing 7 April - 5 May 2013)

Eleanor Wachtel travelled to Greece in March to meet with some of the country's most prominent thinkers and authors as part of a special series...

Eleanor's travel blog: Jaipur (3-part series airing 10 February - 24 February, 2013)

The Dalai Lama listens to Pico Iyer at one of the opening day sessions at the Jaipur Literature Festival. (Deepak Sharma/Associated Press)In late January, Writers...

Eleanor's travel blog: Sri Lanka (5-part series airing Feb. 19 - March 18)

Hindu god in Buddhist temple in Colombo It all started when Sri Lankan-Canadian writer Shyam Selvadurai invited me to the Galle Literary Festival that...

Eleanor's Travel Blog: Spain (5 part series airing April 17 - May 15, 2011)

When I arrive in Marrakesh, I phone Juan Goytisolo and we arrange to meet on the terrace of the Cafe de France - not...

Letter to Eleanor

Scottish writer Jackie Kay The following is from a letter sent to Eleanor Wachtel, and we found the story so delightful that we wanted to...

Eleanor Wachtel on a Canadian exclusive: Her interview with John le Carré (2 parts, aired October 10 and 17, 2010)

John le Carré with Eleanor WachtelJohn le Carré is an elusive guy, which I suppose is not surprising for someone who used to be...

Eleanor's Travel Diary: Chile (5 part series aired April 4 - May 2, 2010)

Terremoto in Santiago: the first 24 hours Eleanor Wachtel at the Palacio de Bellas ArtesIt starts with sounds. I awake to an unfamiliar creaking, a...

Eleanor Wachtel's Australian Travel Diary (5 Part series aired April 12 - May 10, 2009)

Eleanor in front of the Sydney Opera HouseNever has the cliché "a land of contradictions" been more fitting or appropriate than to Australia. First...
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