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Almost French
Almost French Almost French Almost French – Click here to buy this book Sarah Turnbull, an Australian independent backpacker, meets Frédéric, a working Parisian lawyer, in Bucharest. She accepts his invitation to visit Paris for two weeks and subsequently, returns for a lifetime. Ms. Turnbull tells her story of adapting to French culture and of being adopted […]
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Caves: Exploring Hidden Realms
Caves: Exploring Hidden Realms Caves: Exploring Hidden Realms Many of us have undoubtedly been very fascinated with caves since we were small children. However, we probably never had the actual experience of exploring caves nor will we ever undertake such a voyage to many of our planet’s uncharted regions. Perhaps, the wisest and safest way to satisfy our curiosity […]
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The Dynamic Great Lakes
The Dynamic Great Lakes The Dynamic Great Lakes Many of us know very little about the five Great Lakes other than perhaps being able to name them. As Barbara Spring states in her introduction to her outstanding primer The Dynamic Great Lakes they are “a flowing river of seas left behind by Ice Age glaciers and are nearly twenty […]
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Flatbush Odyssey: A Journey Through the Heart of Brooklyn
Flatbush Odyssey: A Journey Through the Heart of Brooklyn Flatbush Odyssey: A Journey Through the Heart of Brooklyn Have you ever wondered what it would be like to return to your childhood neighbourhood after an absence of more than twenty-five years? Allen Abel, journalist and foreign correspondent, takes us on a journey to Brooklyn, New York, where he grew up during the 50’s and […]
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Away From My Desk
Away From My Desk Away From My Desk Have you ever entertained the idea of taking a one-year sabbatical from your work to circle the globe? Perhaps you would like to imitate Rif K. Haffar who motorbiked around Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Oceania, South America and Central America? Haffar’s travelogue book, Away From My Desk, is a daily […]
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The Mindful Traveler
The Mindful Traveler The Mindful Traveler The Mindful Traveler (my italics) is the attentive traveler, the traveler who is interested in depth and meaning. The author provides a method to achieve this level. Through journalizing, visualization exercises and other means, he points a way to enhance your travel for focus, clarity and even passion. But if you just […]
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Meditations In My Favourite Places in Southern Africa
Meditations In My Favourite Places in Southern Africa Meditations In My Favourite Places in Southern Africa Some books are meant to be a one time read and then either discarded or placed on a shelf to gather dust. Others, however, fall into the category of being a faithful companion and friend to be called upon when you need something soothing to help you […]
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The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How To Live Like Royalty With A Peasant’s Pocketbook
The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How To Live Like Royalty With A Peasant’s Pocketbook The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How To Live Like Royalty With A Peasant’s Pocketbook The term frugal has many meanings, each of which conjures different perspectives. For example, for some of us, if you are thrifty, it automatically follows you are cheap. The nickname “el cheapo” is very often used to describe someone who looks for bargains. […]
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Globetrotter Dogma
Globetrotter Dogma Globetrotter Dogma Here’s a 5 x7, 169-page, take-with-you, soft-cover travel gem, smartly and simply illustrated – the world globe imprinted on the top of each even page and the author as trekker on each odd page, interspersed with drawings pertinent to a canon. There are 104 canons “for escaping the rat race and exploring the […]
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Super Cargo: A Journey Among Ports
Super Cargo: A Journey Among Ports Super Cargo: A Journey Among Ports If you have been fortunate in reading some of the great travel writers such as Joseph Conrad or Jack Kerouac you will notice there was always a romanticism attached to travelling to the world’s famous port cities. Would we be able to discover this same atmosphere if we travelled […]
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