A Travel Junkie's Diary: Searching for Mare's Milk and Other Far-Flung Pursuits

A Travel Junkie's Diary: Searching for Mare's Milk and Other Far-Flung Pursuits

by Dina Bennett


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510727526
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 1,263,785
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dina Bennett was born in Manhattan. After five years as a PR executive, she joined her husband’s software localization company as senior VP of sales and marketing. The two worked side by side until they sold the firm in 1998 and abandoned corporate life for a hay and cattle ranch. Since then she has untangled herself from barbed wire just long enough to get into even worse trouble in old cars on over 100,000 miles of far-off roads. She is the author of Peking to Paris , and she resides in France.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Introduction: How It All Began xv


Preamble 1

Blessings: Cochin, India, 2009 5

Drive, She Said: Western Sahara, Morocco, 2004 12

Solutions: Kerala, India, 2009 18

Unsinkable: Chindwin River, Myanmar, 2012 24


Preamble 31

Sacrificial Lamb: Río Gallegos, Argentina, 2008 33

Pads: Dunhuang, China, 2011 42

Bottomless Pits: Zaouia Ahanesi, Morocco, 2004 52

Food Fair: Gran Isla Chiloé, Chile, 2008 58

Mare's Milk: Naryn, Kyrgyzstan, 2011 67


Preamble 75

Omo Beauty Queens: Omo River Valley, Ethiopia, 2011 78

Divine Intervention: Pemayangste Monastery, Sikkim, India, 2009 86

Garbage and Dogs: Ushuaia, Argentina, 2008 91

Finding Dereka: Axum, Ethiopia, 2011 100

Getting Down with the Locals: Cabo Virgenes, Argentina, 2008 108


Preamble 111

Carma: Orchha, India, 2009 113

Bush Spa: Dimeka, Ethiopia, 2011 120

If It Floats: Puerto Montt, Chile, 2008 127

Kindness of Strangers: Ghalat, Iran, 2016 137


Preamble 147

Toes: Pucón, Chile,2008 150

Shoulders: Mysore, India, 2009 159

Knees: El Chaltén, Chile, 2008 163

Body: Völs, Italy, 2012 172


Preamble 177

Camel Carts: Kesroli, India, 2013 181

Hidden: Mashhad, Iran, 2011 189

Huaso Initiation: Torres del Paine, Chile, 2008 195

Hyena Bait: Harar, Ethiopia, 2011 205


Preamble 211

Isolation: Paso Roballos, Argentina to Chile, 2008 215

Gated Community: Karakul, Tajikistan to Kyrgyzstan, 2011 224

Checkpoint: Kapikoy, Turkey to Iran, 2011 230

River Boundaries: Khorog, Tajikistan and Afghanistan, 2011 235

Missed It: Gauriganj, Nepal to India, 2012 241

Here and Gone

Preamble 253

Tailored: Kolkata, India, 2013 257

Red Carpet: Alodaw Pauk Pagoda, Myanmar, 2012 261

The Tired Deva: Kolkata, India, 2013 264

Come Back!: Puerto Cisnes, Chile, 2008 268

Acknowledgments 275

About the Author 277

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“[Bennett’s] writing captures the beauty of the austere landscape . . . A fun ride, worth the trip.” — Kirkus Reviews

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