Always curious about the habits of journal writing and the choices people make in the materials they use, I liked the detailed description of Rory Stewart’s stationery, and its humble nature. No fancy Moleskin here, just a school exercise book bought en route, no doubt for pennies.

If you keep a journal in a quirky notebook bought on your travels, let me know.

‘I took out my Iranian school exercise book, which had a class timetable on the back and a picture of seagulls on the front, and wrote in my diary that I could think of nothing better than the morning’s walk.’ 


Source: Rory Stewart, The Places in Between (London: Picador, 2014), p. 54

Photo credit: BRRT at pixabay


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