With his usual ability to turn small details into entertaining anecdotes, Troost faces devious gold smugglers, starving sharks and the ghosts of old islanders. A bit more candid than in his previous South Pacific narratives (read: The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Getting Stone With Savages), the author returns to familiar settings in order to compare how they – and he – have changed over the decades.
Fidel Castro’s mustache instantly attracted Michelle’s attention, but his oratory prowess and political passion piqued her interest soon after.
After reading about the Cuban leader, Michelle will visit his small but proud Caribbean country. And while she’ll travel with more knowledge than most, few books will help her accept those upcoming experiences better than this one.
Whether you’re on the road or at your desk, this month’s book, movie and music reviews will give you a traveling taste of New Zealand. Read: A Land of Two […]
As featured on The Traveling Advisor: Too many travel narratives are written about the highly improbable, crazy or suicidal, vain-glorious antics someone participates in simply to publish. Too few are […]
As featured on The Traveling Advisor: Have you ever watched a Thai ping-pong show? “We didn’t want to go, at first,” two young English women told me, “but then […]
Every month or so, (deadlines are dusty), I review one book or article that captures the spirit of foreign existence. This month, I’m proud to share an author from my […]
This month’s reading review, June 2012: “10 Taboo Tourist Destinations (And How to Visit Them)” Also on the subject of places you “should not visit”, but will regret if you […]