The idea of a journey without companions is too daunting for most travelers Not so the women of this collection These contemporary pioneers savor the ultimate freedom of solo travel Marybeth Bond discovers the dubious pleasures of desert camel riding when she decides to follow an ancient Indian trading route Faith Adiele, a black Buddhist nun, enters a deserted train station at 3 00 a.m in a Thai village controlled by armed bandits Ena Singh negotiates with Russian police to visit the blue domed city of Samarkand In A Woman Alone, these women and others tell their funny, thrilling, occasionally terrifying, ultimately transformative stories of navigating some of the most unusual destinations on the globe....
|Title||:||A Woman Alone: Travel Tales from Around the Globe|
|Number of Pages||:||294 Pages|
|File Size||:||690 KB|
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A Woman Alone: Travel Tales from Around the Globe Reviews
This book transported me to fantasy land, where I am travelling across the world by myself undeterred by the hard circumstances that may come my way!! This book was the perfect kick in the butt I required to shed my inhibitions and plan my first solo trip.
Really enjoyed reading the book for my book club. Loved that it was short stories but some I wished were longer. Book arrived on time and in excellent condition.
Great stories! Great inspiration!
It was ok. Good writing in bits and pieces.
I love this book. Definitely worth the money- I am purchasing a copy for my friend and if I were your friend I would purchase one for you! So be your own friend and buy the book- you won't be disappointed.
A few of these stories are excerpts of memoirs (which you'll want to add to your reading list), but most are stand-alone travel tales. And they are breathtaking. This book transports you to exotic locales and modes of travel, highlighting adventures along with moments of loneliness, the good with the bad - just as anyone experiences while traveling. But women have particular triumps and challenges. Traveling alone as a woman incurs questions, stares, and some odd behaviors in others. How do you deal with that? Who will you become on the road? And without companions, you may have more freedom - but what are the additional risks you take?
This book was just as it states, travel tales. Most of the tales involved the people and places the women experienced. The book didn't claim to be a travel guide or a compilation of funny tales, but failed. It was a story of what can happen to the average traveler if she opens her heart to experiences. The stories exposed me to sites off the beaten path, and places ignored on the beaten path.
As someone who enjoys traveling alone, I really enjoyed this book. The individual stories are great. This is the perfect book for a woman on a solo trip.