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Muslim Cemetery in the grounds of Kuching’s Old State Mosque - pink mosque with a golden dome and a mineret

GP: Muslim Cemetery, Kuching, Malaysia

Robyn Flemming, the author of Skinful: A Memoir of Addiction, is very much alive and well and currently in Malaysia. In this, the third of three guest posts (GPs), Robyn takes us to the city of Kuching in the province of Sarawak to explore the Muslim Cemetery in the grounds of Kuching’s Old State Mosque. She took the photos; she wrote the text. I simply wish I could have been there.

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A grave difference in Sarajevo

Some people are good at spotting celebrities; others are good at spotting bargains. Me? I can spot a cemetery from miles away. And in a city I’ve never been to, wandering through a local cemetery is high of my list of things to do. Walking alongside the Miljacka River in Sarajevo, surrounded by the Dinaric Alps, I happened to glance up and spot the Alifakovac Cemetery high on the hillside, nestled amidst the houses of Stari Grad. Read more

Walking amongst the dead in Zagreb

I have what some might call a morbid fascination with cemeteries. And prisons.  I often wonder if I somehow see the two related. While others wander through the art galleries and museums of this world, I spend my time in graveyards reading epitaphs wondering about the lives of those who’ve gone before me and those they’ve left behind. Read more