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Margarita Gokun Silver
Writer

Margarita Gokun Silver is a writer and a novelist. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Smithsonian, The Christian Science Monitor, The Forward, and The Guardian, among others. She lives in Madrid, Spain. 

Written by Margarita Gokun Silver

Essay/
Travel
Right on track

If there is a greater thrill of travelling than the discovery of unfamiliar places, for me it’s getting there by train

Margarita Gokun Silver