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The title of the blog comes from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, first published in 1899:

Now when I was a little chap I had a passion for maps. I would look for hours at South America, or Africa, or Australia, and lose myself in all the glories of exploration. At that time there were many blank spaces on the earth, and when I saw one that looked particularly inviting on a map (but they all look that) I would put my finger on it and say, ‘When I grow up I will go there.’

And that was me when I was younger (although I have to distance myself from the book’s racism – see my review on Goodreads). But I haven’t grown up yet!

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