Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 12 : True Stories from Around the World
Part of the Best Women's Travel Writing series
As Andrew McCarthy wrote in The New York Times Book Review, "For more than 20 years, Travelers' Tales has been publishing books that might best be described as the literary equivalent of a group of travelers sitting around a dim cafe, sipping pints or prosecco and trading their best stories."Now, new from Travelers' Tales comes The Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 12: True Stories from Around the World-the latest collection in the best-selling, award-winning series that invites you to ride shotgun alongside intrepid female nomads as they wander the globe discovering new places, faces, and facets of themselves. "In story after story," McCarthy wrote about the previous volume of The Best Women's Travel Writing, "the refreshing absence of bluster and bravado, coupled with the optimism necessary for bold travel, create a unifying narrative that testifies to the personal value and cultural import of leaving the perceived safety of home and setting out into the wider world."The essays in this volume are as diverse as the destinations, exploring themes of kindness, transformation, nature, friendship, family, strength, and resilience. In The Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 12, you will... Settle a thirteen-year debt in CubaLearn to survive in the polar regions of CanadaWitness an amateur autopsy in IrelandGet chloroformed, robbed, read to, and propositioned in ItalySummit Kilimanjaro in TanzaniaGet lost and found on a dark and rainy morning in northern FranceFind joy in Azerbaijan while walking across two continents Explain American reality TV to a bewildered bunch in BoliviaFear for your life on a stormy Adriatic SeaBear witness at the site of a volcano disaster in IndonesiaContemplate the perils of too much safety in NepalGet conned and taken for a ride in Colombia Track one of the world's most elusive animals in IndiaTravel the world on stolen plane ticketsOutgrow nihilism and embrace friendship at a convent in Spain...and much more!