Magazine article Geographical

Traveller's Truths

Magazine article Geographical

Traveller's Truths

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Name: Christina Noble

Age: 53

Occupation: Founder and active fieldworker of the Christina Noble Children's Foundation and author of Mama Tina (John Murray, 15.99 [pounds sterling] pb).

Where was the first overseas place you visited?

It was England when I was 17 and a half. I had come over from Ireland on a cattle boat, in search of my brother who I hadn't seen since I was 10 years old. I was determined that I was going to leave the nightmare of the old me behind and create a new person. I entered a whole new, strange world. Everything was so fast and I saw things, such as sweet shops and tinned tomatoes, which I had never come across before.

Where is your idea of heaven on Earth?

There isn't one single place that I could call heaven on Earth. But if it did exist, it would be a place where there was unconditional love, fewer cars and people talked to each other. Most of all, it would be where children could sleep easy at night, have equality and their basic human rights. …

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