The Best Travel Writing 2009: True Stories from Around the World

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Dec 30, 2010 - 436 pages
This is the collection of the best travel writing of the year, much of it never published before, from big names in travel literature and emerging new writers. ''The Best Travel Writing 2009'' is the sixth volume in the annual ''travelers' Tales'' series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing - from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine. Reading these stories is like sitting in a cafe filled with fellow travelers swapping tales about past adventures and ideas where to head next. This edition takes readers on a harrowing raft ride off the coast of Panama, on a whirlwind tour from Florence to Santorini, into the wilds of Patagonia, and to a colourful village in Ghana.
 

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Contents

Escape from Darien
1
Officially a Woman
12
No Sin in Ecuador
23
The Bamenda Syndrome
36
Mother India
76
Crazy Diamond
92
Raw Meat Barry White and
117
A Chance CAROL BEDDO Choices
156
Toward Stalin
191
Tiger
211
Papas Ghost
233
Shopping for Dirndls
250
Up Cambodia without a Phrasebook
256
I Hold High My Beautiful Luminous Quran
269
Antarctica Concerto
294
A Vast Difference
300

The Floating Coffin of Tonle
167
On the Occasional Importance of a Ceiling
175
Thats Amore
184
The Long Red Road
313
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