More Curious than Cautious: A Survivor's Adventure Through Paradise: 1955-1957by Peter Fraser
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rmchair travelers get comfortable. This is not a tourist guide book! Join the crew of a luxury schooner for a two week cruise to Tahiti. See how life really was on both the High Islands and the exotic Atolls. Is it really the closest thing to Paradise on Earth? Maybe! Come along to unknown Samoa visiting villagers who live in thatch huts, and welcome us with an invitation to "chow." You can toss away your urban lives and "go native." Next we Island-hop in Fiji visiting the wondrous reefs and lagoons while there is till time to enjoy them. Be there with the villagers for a "Silent Kava Ceremony." Hang on for your life, as we sail through an unexpected hurricane to visit New Zealand with its majestic scenery and the interesting Maori culture. It's England without a thousand years of Kings and Queens.
Reviews of "More Curious than Cautious -A Survivor's Adventure Through Paradise"
"Best damn book on Polynesia I've ever read. Period. You can feel the sand between your toes and feel the warmth of the native people's smiles."
- Tim Franey, BSEE, BSIE, MBA, CIRM (CPCC March 2007), ACC. World Traveler and Silicon Valley Executive.
"Smiling, beguiling author and watercolorist Peter Fraser takes us with him on a barefoot trip to teach in post-WW II Polynesia. Native hospitality and his ready wit made him welcome in all nations alike. Keeps you hoping it will never end."
- Richard (Rick) Tullis, MD, Scripps Hospital La Jolla.
Peter Fraser was born in 1925, on Long Island, New York. He earned a B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology at Cornell University, and an M.S. in Education at Hofstra College, New York. He studied French, Spanish, Portuguese German, and Italian. He added courses including History of Fine Arts and Architecture. He taught middle school level in both public and private schools in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Arizona, New York, and Western Samoa. Peter's favorite subject to teach was Ancient History where the class enjoyed learning about what they could still see in "tourist Europe." He has visited over 125 countries, and hitch hiked in many of them. He has sailed across much of the Pacific Ocean, both as a crew member, and as a passenger. He has written articles for international travel magazines. He moved to San Diego in 2004.
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