Transylvania and Beyond: A Travel Memoir

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Overlook Press, 1995 - Travel - 256 pages
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Dervla Murphy spent eight months in Transylvania - and beyond - sharing the everyday lives of ordinary Rumanians. Her book describes a journey on two levels - wandering through the remotest corners of the Carpathians, on foot or by bicycle, and into the often daunting mental terrain of a post-Communist society where nothing was quite what it seemed.

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If Albania is the Bangladesh of Europe then Romania is certainly it's North Korea. How similar were the means of repression in these communist backwaters. Read full review


Dispossessed on the Frontier
Hospitality from the State
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Dervla Murphy has written more than twenty books recounting her adventures all over the world on foot, mule, bicycle, and just about every other conveyance imaginable. Her books Full Tilt, Eight Feet in the Andes, The Waiting Land, Muddling Through in Madagascar, On a Shoestring to Coorg, Cameroon with Egbert, Transylvannia and Beyond, The Ukimwi Road, and South from the Limpopo are available from The Overlook Press.

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