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A timely book with an urgent, and eternal, message, featuring original pieces by Simon Winchester, Tim Cahill, Jan Morris, Dave Eggers, Stanley Stewart, Tony Wheeler, Alice Waters and many more. When we miss our train or bus, lose our wallets, fall ill or get lost, a kind strange can save not only the day, but the entire journey. Lonely Planet's latest collection explores the unexpected acts of kindness that can occur on the road, those unforgettable connections that transfigure and transform our travels. These stories, from around the globe, depict an assortment of predicaments and resolutions, rich with humor, poignancy, despair and exhilaration. Ultimately, these tales illustrate one of travel's most fundamental and compelling lessons: that in general, everyday people whatever their backgrounds and beliefs - want to be good and kind to one another.

Synopsis:

When we miss our train or bus, lose our wallets, fall ill or get lost, a kind stranger can save not only the day, but the entire journey. This collection explores the unexpected acts of kindness that can occur on the road, those unforgettable connections that transfigure and transform our travels.

Synopsis:

A timely collection of inspiring tales, The Kindness of Strangers explores the unexpected human connections that so often transform the experience of travel, and celebrates the gift of kindness around the world.

Synopsis:

Lonely Planet's latest collection explores the unexpected acts of kindness that can occur on the road, those unforgettable connections that transfigure and transform our travels. These stories, from around the globe, depict an assortment of predicaments and resolutions, rich with humor, poignancy, despair and exhilaration. Ultimately, these tales illustrate one of travel's most fundamental and compelling lessons: that in general, people want to be kind and good to one another. A timely book with an urgent and eternal message, featuring original pieces by Simon Winchester, Tim Cahill, Jan Morris, Dave Eggers, Alice Waters and many more.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface /His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  2. Introduction /Don George
  3. The matter of kindness /Jan Morris
  4. Meeting Maung-Maung /Pico Iyer
  5. Everything come round /James D. Houston
  6. One night in the Sahara /Amanda Jones
  7. Tea and cheese in Turkey /Alice Waters
  8. A bowl of soup, in a basket /Beth Kephart
  9. Highland remedy /Fran Palumbo
  10. Looking for Abdelati /Tanya Shaffer
  11. Special delivery /Lindsy van Gelder
  12. Brief encounter /Carolyn Swindell
  13. Damascus by teatime /Don Meredith
  14. My Beirut hostage crisis /Rolf Potts
  15. We can't fix anything, even the smallest things, in Cuba /Dave Eggers
  16. Losing it in London /Douglas Cruickshank
  17. Andean high /Ginger Adams Otis
  18. Egg child /Sarah Levin
  19. Serendipity /Laura Fraser
  20. Arab music /Jennie Rothenberg
  21. The way I look /Anthony Sattin
  22. Finding shelter /Nicholas Crane
  23. On the trail of the Caspian tiger /Tim Cahill
  24. The road to Kampala /Stanley Stewart
  25. At a crossroads /Laurie McAndish King
  26. Adnan's secret /Maxine Rose Schur
  27. Might be your lucky day /Jeff Greenwald
  28. Ascension in the moonlight /Simon Winchester.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781740595902
Editor:
George, Don
Preface:
Dalai Lama
Preface:
Dalai Lama
Editor:
George, Don
Author:
Don George (ed)
Author:
Permissions
Author:
Don Georgo
Publisher:
Lonely Planet
Location:
Melbourne, Vic.
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Kindness
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Edition Description:
Marshall Cavend Travel Literature
Series:
Lonely Planet Journeys
Series Volume:
1737-16
Publication Date:
20031001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
197 x 128 mm

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Product details 272 pages Lonely Planet Publications - English 9781740595902 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , When we miss our train or bus, lose our wallets, fall ill or get lost, a kind stranger can save not only the day, but the entire journey. This collection explores the unexpected acts of kindness that can occur on the road, those unforgettable connections that transfigure and transform our travels.
"Synopsis" by , A timely collection of inspiring tales, The Kindness of Strangers explores the unexpected human connections that so often transform the experience of travel, and celebrates the gift of kindness around the world.

"Synopsis" by , Lonely Planet's latest collection explores the unexpected acts of kindness that can occur on the road, those unforgettable connections that transfigure and transform our travels. These stories, from around the globe, depict an assortment of predicaments and resolutions, rich with humor, poignancy, despair and exhilaration. Ultimately, these tales illustrate one of travel's most fundamental and compelling lessons: that in general, people want to be kind and good to one another. A timely book with an urgent and eternal message, featuring original pieces by Simon Winchester, Tim Cahill, Jan Morris, Dave Eggers, Alice Waters and many more.
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