quinta-feira, 2 de fevereiro de 2012

The Best Woman's Travel Writing 2010

This book was sent to me by a friend who knows my passion and dream of traveling. He is a traveler himself. And so I began to read the book. In the beginning it didn't really appeal to me, but as I continued reading the different stories of such brave, funny, insightful, adventurous and crazy women I started to relate and like more and more this book so full of variety. 
This book is made up of many short stories written only by women who describe and share their traveling experiences. Some of them are boring, others queer, others absurdly hilarious (those are my favorites), yet others totally out of context (like the story of a woman who went to mold her own vagina and took her fiancee to "partake of the experience" as well!) and yet others of very brave and wild women who went out to the wilderness full of gut and spirit trying out new adventures in places that many men wouldn't even dare think of stepping foot on.
It is a good book for those who like to read, a great book for those interested in different places and cultures and a fantastic book for those whose life is all about traveling!!! 


Since the publication of A Woman's World in 1995, Travelers' Tales has been publishing award-winning books by and for women. We continue this tradition with The Best Women's Travel Writing 2010, the sixth collection in our annual series guaranteed to inspire women to take their first trip—or to continue exploring the world with wit, soul, and verve, as so many adventurous women do each and every day.
This best-selling, award-winning series presents the finest accounts of women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples — and themselves. The common threads connecting the stories are a woman's perspective and lively storytelling to make the reader laugh, cry, wish she were there, or be glad she wasn't. From climbing a volcano in Ecuador to running a kennel for pariah dogs in India to helping prepare meals in Iran, the points of view and perspectives are global and the themes eclectic, 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 The Best Women's Travel Writing 2010:
  • A search for the perfect wave in New Zealand provides a lesson in love
  • Curiosity leads to an understanding of political activism and human rights in Burma
  • A childless American is adopted by a six-year-old and becomes part of the family in Italy
  • Cultural understanding deepens in surprising ways through language lessons in
  • On a fact-finding mission in Afghanistan, a retired professor learns that peace is
  • A day on a nude beach in the Netherlands gives a self-described "prude" a new appreciation of body types, and comfort with her own
  • ...and much more.

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