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.
Diploma packed away, plane ticket booked, and my new suitcase – a graduation gift – bulging at the zips, I prepared for a year-long volunteer program in Glasgow, Scotland. 22 […]
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 […]
“Do not be afraid,” Kyaw insisted, gesturing at my camera. “You are a guest, it’s ok.” The construction crew of a nearby building paused to watch the repeated flash. It […]
In Burma, guilt used to taste a lot like fermented lemon moonshine. Quench, the local soft drink, came in dusty, recycled bottles; often, filling in space previously labeled for Star […]
Every one of you has traveled at some point, or shown an interest in the world around you. You’ve lived on a shoestring, or exchanged ideas with other backpackers. So […]