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"Hester . . . is a terrific travel companion---funny, self-deprecating, and exceedingly open-minded."
"A romp . . . Hester's writing is lively."
Posted April 12, 2007
Following September 11, with massive cutbacks in the travel industry, the author, a flight attendant with an unidentified airline, takes a furlough, cashs in his possessions, and takes a year's sabbatical around the world. This is the story, told in vignettes from locations throughout the globe, of his experiences. Some of the stories, like his bout with illness in Argentina, kept me laughing for hours. Others, like the episode with the child in Africa when they visit the market, tugged at my heart. The result was a journey which amused, amazed and appealed to my wanderlust. It isn't as funny as Bill Bryson, and the chapters were more like journalist columns than literary chapters, hence the rating, but this is a work that anyone who appreciates travel writing will treasure.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 3, 2010
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