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on January 1, 2018
-Experience a new dawn on the bottom of the globe while adjusting to the sights and sounds of a new home in the Southern hemisphere, South Africa.

-Cross Lovers' Bridge in  Sabah, Malaysia - known as North Borneo and meet a stranger who will change your life by stopping you in your tracks.

-One traveler breaks free from a house that owns her and moves on with a single suitcase.

-Toss reluctance aside. Learn to ride a tandem and cycle along a river in the Loire Valley in France.

-Try sleeping in a noisy, dismal 'No Stars' hotel in Paharganj, India where most guest leave in the middle of the night. No sleep for the weary this day. Tomorrow you can sleep.

-Visit Agra, India in 1975 and get smudged with sandalwood paste to soothe your soul for a heavenly sleep.

-Discover the reality of rail travel in India when one is sick and there's no place to rest. Difficult but kind Indians make it memorable.

-Watch the assembly of handmade flamenco guitars and swoon when a flamenco guitarist strums Malagueña.

-Hear howler monkeys scream at dawn and a cacophony of birds chatter away in South Africa. Witness amazing, wild creatures on their own turf and hope to glimpse the aloof King of the Jungle by safari's end.

-Get hooked on rafting on an amazing river, called 'Una', in Bosnia and Herzegovina

-Visit Tyne Cot, the largest Commonwealth war cemetery on the Western front, originally a German bunker and smell the scents of carefully tended gravestones and gardens by local volunteers who care for the war dead.

-Join four strapping Kiwi lasses in the tiniest of cars–a Fiat Bambina to view Gerald Durrell’s Corfu.

All this and much more when you crisscross the globe with fellow travelers in this wonderful collection of travel stories by authors, writers and poets.
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on January 10, 2018
This compilation of international travel tales by Robert Fear is outstanding. I absolutely loved it! The stories capture the emotions--the excitement, fears, exhilaration, sometimes weariness, but mostly optimism--of travelers and expatriates tapping into foreign experiences. I felt like I was fording the rivers, climbing the mountains and exploring right along with the writers. I enjoyed the format--stories and highlights--made me yearn to travel again! A perfect book for those who long to know more about other cultures and lands without leaving the comfort of their own homes, too. Wonderful adventures await between the pages!
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on February 21, 2018
An excellent format to showcase the various travel experiences of the authors. The stories are unique, but resonate with a large variety of readers. Travel the world through the eyes and experiences of others. Whether you are an armchair traveller who simply enjoys travel adventures or are looking for new places to explore, you will enjoy these stories.
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on April 2, 2018
I like this book as I do like short stories on occasion. With a number of these, they are so good you might wish they were longer.
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on March 17, 2018
The writing in this book was pretty weak for the most part. The effort to be ironic when a story drifted off to nowhere was irritating and the amount of space devoted to the "authors" was ludicrous, especially because many travel stories were only a paragraph or two long. Glad it was free.
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