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Tales from Nowhere

by Don George (Editor)

Other authors: Mark Adams (Designer), Lisa Alpine (Contributor), Jim Benning (Contributor), Art Busse (Contributor), Tim Cahill (Contributor)29 more, Angie Chuang (Contributor), Joshua Clark (Contributor), Chris Colin (Contributor), Christopher R. Cox (Contributor), Ricardo de Vicq de Cumptich (Cover designer), Jason Elliot (Contributor), Bill Fink (Contributor), Rose George (Contributor), Karl Taro Greenfeld (Contributor), Conor Grennan (Contributor), James Hamilton (Contributor), Pam Houston (Contributor), Pico Iyer (Contributor), Martine Lleonart (Copy Editor), Kerry Lorimer (Contributor), Don Meredith (Contributor), Rolf Potts (Contributor), Laura Resau (Contributor), Michelle Richmond (Contributor), Anthony Sattin (Contributor), Alana Semuels (Contributor), Alex Sheshunoff (Contributor), Stanley Stewart (Contributor), Jeffrey Tayler (Contributor), Judy Tierney (Contributor), Davi Walders (Contributor), Danny Wallace (Contributor), Simon Winchester (Contributor), Karla Zimmerman (Contributor)

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher* Unexpected stories from unexpected places. Many places can feel like nowhere: a desert, an isolated village, even the middle of a bustling, impersonal city. And then something happens: an adventure, a revelation, an experience that changes the whole landscape. The discovery that every place is the centre of the world to somebody and has its own riches and wonders. The authors of these 30 real-life tales find passion, surprise and illumination in the middle of Borneo or Beijing, in a Mayan mountain village, along a timeworn trail in Tuscany, on an isolated South Pacific island, or under a desert moon in Mali. These richly varied stories all celebrate and illuminate one simple truth: if we embark on each adventure with an open heart and an open mind, travel will take us places we never planned to go, and enrich and enlighten us in ways we never otherwise would have known. Featuring stories by: Anthony Sattin, Danny Wallace, Jason Elliot, Pam Houston, Ralph Potts, Pico Iyer, Tim Cahill, Simon Winchester About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves, it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) *#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013… (more)
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Pot pourri of short pieces, best of which by Simon Winchester, recounting his hair-raising visit to "The worst country in the world". ( )
  DramMan | Jan 25, 2024 |
May be other stories, besides on Borneo, about Indonesia. An anthology of travel stories.
  Alhickey1 | Oct 22, 2017 |
Skip the Introduction and Foreword, they're awful and I almost didn't continue reading. I'm glad I did though, while I only really enjoyed a few of the entries, most I was happy to have read. It gets annoying when the writers try to overtly tie their story to the overall theme by announcing they've found "nowhere". Only a couple stories avoid this awkwardness, and they're much better for it. The ones I preferred: Meeting Echo, North of Perth, The Finest Cake in Sri Lanka, Grounded in In Binh, Secrets of the Maya, Crossing Over, The Worst Country in the World, On the Trail, A Picture of a Village, Debauched in Valdai, and In the Cauldron with Beethoven (out of 30 entries). ( )
  dandelionroots | Jan 15, 2013 |
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher* Unexpected stories from unexpected places. Many places can feel like nowhere: a desert, an isolated village, even the middle of a bustling, impersonal city. And then something happens: an adventure, a revelation, an experience that changes the whole landscape. The discovery that every place is the centre of the world to somebody and has its own riches and wonders. The authors of these 30 real-life tales find passion, surprise and illumination in the middle of Borneo or Beijing, in a Mayan mountain village, along a timeworn trail in Tuscany, on an isolated South Pacific island, or under a desert moon in Mali. These richly varied stories all celebrate and illuminate one simple truth: if we embark on each adventure with an open heart and an open mind, travel will take us places we never planned to go, and enrich and enlighten us in ways we never otherwise would have known. Featuring stories by: Anthony Sattin, Danny Wallace, Jason Elliot, Pam Houston, Ralph Potts, Pico Iyer, Tim Cahill, Simon Winchester About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves, it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) *#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013

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