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The Best Travelers' Tales 2004: True Stories from Around the World (Best…

by James O'Reilly

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My first LT review, thank you! This collection of travel essays is one I could read over and over. I brought it along to Mazatlan recently and it served me well. Travel writing is great for long winter nights when you're pining for a getaway, but I've found they usually add to the travel experience as well. If you're really "out there" experiencing while on a trip, you'll run into everything from scams to wonderfully friendly folks to unique customs and food to scenes that make you want to cry. This book highlighted all of the above, but focused on our common humanity, something we all need to keep in mind more. I've rated it 4 stars, pretty high, and perhaps that's in part due to the situation/setting in which it was read (which often plays into it, don't you think?). But even if your not heading off too distant horizons anytime soon (or perhaps FOR that reason), I'm recommending this one for both the variety of lives and experiences represented and for the lessons we can learn. ( )
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With more than two dozen stories from around the world.

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