A Woman's World

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Overview

"I loved this book!+ I had the feeling that I'd been waiting to read these women's tales for years. I also had the sense that I'd met these women before.+ I felt an instant connection with them. What a rare pleasure." - Kimberly Brown, Travel & Leisure "A Woman's World is packed with stories of courage and confidence, independence and introspection; if they don't inspire you to pack your bags and set out into the world, I can't imagine what would." - Bill Shapiro, Travel Editor, Self Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781885211064
  • Publisher: Travelers' Tales Guides, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Series: Travelers' Tales Guides Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Five Pounds of Almonds: India 3
Mission Walk: California 11
I Dream of Fishing: Mexico 19
Dangerous Isles: French Polynesia 27
A Blizzard under Blue Sky: Utah 33
Stranded in Volos: Greece 39
Excess Baggage: Peru/Mexico 45
A Typical Japanese Woman: Japan 49
The Bus Stops Here: USA 55
Romance in the Caribbean: British Virgin Islands 65
Obachan and I: Japan 71
Learning to Walk: USA 77
Great Barrier Reef: Australia 81
Women at the Well: Cameroon 99
Boh Knows Hormones: Borneo 103
Quickening: Chartres Cathedral: France 107
Across the Steppes on a Horse with No Name: Inner Mongolia 117
Surfing is Better than Sex: Oregon 123
Haute Coiffeur Beijing Style: China 127
Same Place Every Year: Mexico 131
Mirror of the Holocaust: Washington, D.C. 135
Oh Rome!: Italy 139
Granny Shoots the Rapids: Arizona 145
Buried Treasure in Baja: Mexico 149
Baby on Board: USA 155
Rainforest Symphony: Peru 163
A Spree in Tennessee: Tennessee 169
Blood from Stone: Egypt 173
The Khan Men of Agra: India 177
The Source of a River: Wyoming 181
A Ticket to Tanzania: Tanzania 185
Legacy of Love: Italy 191
Into the Kingdom: Bhutan 197
Alone at Sea: Atlantic Ocean 207
Polar Encounter: Arctic 215
Endurance on Ice: Antarctic 219
Alone in the Outback: Australia 227
The Broken Heart of Don Manuel: Spain 233
Sofia Cafe Society: Bulgaria 237
Triumph on Mount Everest: Nepal 241
Even a Babushka: Alaska/Siberia 247
A Cave with a View: Isla Mas a Tierra, Chile 261
The End of the Road: India 267
A Close Call: Pakistan 279
What I Came For: Guatemala 285
Sky Queen: USA 299
Travels with Chester: USA/Canada 303
Malaria Dreaming: Botswana 321
Soroche: Bolivia 327
Lunch at Chaya's: Cameroon 333
The Vomit Express: Indonesia 339
Heidi on the Edge: Italy 343
Taken for a Ride: England/France 355
Contraband Carrier: Colombia 359
Terry and the Monkey: Indonesia 363
The Next Destination: Indonesia 369
Books for Further Reading 373
Index 377
Index of Contributors 381
Acknowledgements 383
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