The Best Women's Travel Writing 2005: True Stories from Around the World

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Since publishing its original edition of A Woman’s World in 1995, Travelers’ Tales has been the recognized leader in women’s travel literature, and with the launch of the annual series The Best Travelers’ Tales in 2004, the obvious next step was an annual collection of the best women’s travel writing of the year. This title is the first in an annual series—The Best Women’s Travelers’ Tales—that presents stimulating, inspiring, and uplifting adventures from women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to ...
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Overview


Since publishing its original edition of A Woman’s World in 1995, Travelers’ Tales has been the recognized leader in women’s travel literature, and with the launch of the annual series The Best Travelers’ Tales in 2004, the obvious next step was an annual collection of the best women’s travel writing of the year. This title is the first in an annual series—The Best Women’s Travelers’ Tales—that presents stimulating, inspiring, and uplifting adventures from women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples, and facets of themselves. The points of view and perspectives are global in reach, and themes are as eclectic as in all of our books, including stories that encompass spiritual growth, hilarity and misadventure, high adventure, romance, solo journeys, stories of service to humanity, family travel, and encounters with exotic cuisine.
In this book you will:
- Discover the sex appeal of a big butt in Senegal
- Become a door-to-door art saleswoman in Madrid and uncover Spanish generosity
- Learn what it means to serve in Mother Teresa’s mission in Calcutta
- Discover a universe of meaning in a simple Parisian restaurant
-Watch your mother transform before your very eyes in a classroom in Laos…and much more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932361186
  • Publisher: Travelers' Tales Guides, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Series: Travelers' Tales Series
  • Pages: 302
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xv
Introduction xix
It Takes a Village to Please My Mother 1
Mungo Made Me Do It 19
The Making of My Maman 45
The Devil and Hare Krishna 51
Where Size Matters 77
A River Runs Through Me 84
State of Grace 94
Hungry Ghosts 102
Bananas and Eggs 112
Clicking in Greece 121
In the Dust of His Peacock's Feathers 129
A Tale of Two Churches 144
Asia and Bust 152
Fruity Pleasures 167
Highland Remedy 171
The Tao of Simon 178
Where Boys Grow Up To Be Girls 186
The Naked Brew 196
Sister Thomasina 202
Wild Olives 212
Outback Overview 218
Desert Cure 230
The Beauty Contest 235
Open-Road Therapy 243
The Stones Also Are the River 255
An Utterly Unremarkable Cave 261
The Little Dog That Could 268
Climbing the Coconut Tree 274
A Bridge Across Sand 280
Letter from Morocco 286
Acknowledgments 291
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