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This title launches a new Travelers Tales series, an annual collection of the best travel writing, to celebrate ten years of publishing the worlds best travel writing—from Nobel Prize winners to complete unknowns. Many of these stories will be published for the first time in this book, while some will have appeared in other Travelers Tales titles or elsewhere. But the common thread connecting them will be fresh, lively storytelling and compelling narrative to make the reader laugh, weep, wish he were there, or be glad he wasnt.

These 25 stories cover the globe, from battling snakes in Costa Rica to probing your own relation to the caste system in India to charting your way through the "oldest tourist trap in the world" in Egypt to learning to cook an octopus in Mexico. The writers come from many countries, not just the United States, so the points of view and perspectives are global in reach. Themes are as eclectic as all of our books, including stories that encompass spiritual growth, absolute hilarity and misadventure, high adventure, romance, womens solo journeys, stories of service to humanity, family travel, and encounters with exotic cuisine.

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The more than two dozen stories in this collection span the globe, from battling snakes in Costa Rica to probing personal reactions to India's caste system, navigating the “oldest tourist trap in the world” in Egypt, and learning to cook octopus in Mexico. The book, a mix of the previously published and new stories, has a wide cultural reach, with writers from around the world — some seasoned pros, some passionate novices — covering a vast range of experiences and locales. Themes are equally varied; they include spiritual growth, hilarious misadventures, exotic romance, family travel, stories of service to humanity, womens solo journeys, and much more. The common thread connecting these tales is fresh, lively storytelling that will make readers laugh, cry, wish they were there, or be glad they werent. Illustrations and maps are included.

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The more than two dozen stories in this collection span the globe, from battling snakes in Costa Rica to probing personal reactions to India's caste system, navigating the "oldest tourist trap in the world" in Egypt, and learning to cook octopus in Mexico.

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True Stories from Around the World.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781932361025
Editor:
O'Reilly, James
Editor:
Habegger, Larry
Editor:
Habegger, Larry
Editor:
O'Reilly, Sean
Editor:
O'Reilly, James; Habegger, Larry; O'Reilly, Sean
Editor:
O'Reilly, James
Author:
Habegger, Larry
Author:
O'Reilly, Sean
Author:
O'Reilly, James
Author:
Winchester, Simon
Editor:
O'Reilly, Sean
Publisher:
Travelers' Tales Guides
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best Travel Writing
Series Volume:
2004-5
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations, Maps
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in 14.4 lb

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The more than two dozen stories in this collection span the globe, from battling snakes in Costa Rica to probing personal reactions to India's caste system, navigating the “oldest tourist trap in the world” in Egypt, and learning to cook octopus in Mexico. The book, a mix of the previously published and new stories, has a wide cultural reach, with writers from around the world — some seasoned pros, some passionate novices — covering a vast range of experiences and locales. Themes are equally varied; they include spiritual growth, hilarious misadventures, exotic romance, family travel, stories of service to humanity, womens solo journeys, and much more. The common thread connecting these tales is fresh, lively storytelling that will make readers laugh, cry, wish they were there, or be glad they werent. Illustrations and maps are included.
"Synopsis" by , The more than two dozen stories in this collection span the globe, from battling snakes in Costa Rica to probing personal reactions to India's caste system, navigating the "oldest tourist trap in the world" in Egypt, and learning to cook octopus in Mexico.
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