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Travel Light, Move Fast

Author: Alexandra Fuller

Language: English

Summary: Six months before he died in Budapest, Tim Fuller turned to his daughter: “Let me tell you the secret to life right now, in case I suddenly give up the ghost.” Then he lit his pipe and stroked his dog Harry’s head. Harry put his paw on Dad’s lap and they sat there, the two of them, one man and his dog, keepers to the secret of life. “Well?” she said. “Nothing comes to mind, quite honestly, Bobo,” he said, with some surprise. “Now that I think about it, maybe there isn’t a secret to life. It’s just what it is, right under your nose. What do you think, Harry?” Harry gave Dad a look of utter agreement. He was a very superior dog. “Well, there you have it,” Dad said. Continue reading “Travel Light, Move Fast”

I titoli del té letterario di Expatclic del’1/05/2020

Il nostro topic di oggi era “I luoghi nei libri”. Abbiamo parlato di quei libri che ci portano in luoghi vicini o lontani, che ce li fanno vivere, respirare, sognare… Abbiamo fatto un vero e proprio giro del mondo. Eccovi i titoli emersi durante la discussione: nb: i luoghi indicati sono quelli dell’ambientazione dei libri, NON della provenienza dell’autore Abruzzo: Bella Mia, Donatella Di Pietrantonio … Continue reading I titoli del té letterario di Expatclic del’1/05/2020

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The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen

Author: Sean Sherman, Beth Dooley

Language: English

Summary: Here is real food—our indigenous American fruits and vegetables, the wild and foraged ingredients, game and fish. Locally sourced, seasonal, “clean” ingredients and nose-to-tail cooking are nothing new to Sean Sherman, the Oglala Lakota chef and founder of The Sioux Chef. In his breakout book, The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, Sherman shares his approach to creating boldly seasoned foods that are vibrant, healthful, at once elegant and easy.
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Travel as a Political Act

Author: Rick Steves

Language: English

Summary: With the world facing divisive and often frightening events, from Trump, Brexit, and Erdogan, to climate change, nativism, and populism, there’s never been a more important time to travel.

Rick believes the risks of travel are widely exaggerated, and that fear is for people who don’t get out much. After years of living out of a suitcase, he still marvels at how different cultures find different truths to be self-evident. By sharing his experiences from Europe, Central America, Asia, and the Middle East, Rick shows how we can learn more about own country by viewing it from afar.

With gripping stories from Rick’s decades of exploration, this fully revised edition of Travel as a Political Act is an antidote to the current climate of xenophobia. When we travel thoughtfully, we bring back the most beautiful souvenir of all: a broader perspective on the world that we all call home.

All royalties from the sale of Travel as a Political Act are donated to support the work of Bread for the World, a non-partisan organization working to end hunger at home and abroad. Source: amazon.com

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In Patagonia

Author: Bruce Chatwin

Language: English

Summary: An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin’s exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, remarkable bits of history, and unforgettable anecdotes.

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Learning Service: The essential guide to volunteering abroad

Author: Claire Bennett, Joseph Collins, Zahara Heckscher, Daniela Papi-Thornton

Language: English

Summary:

Want to help? First you must be willing to learn.

This year, over ten million people will go abroad, eager to find the perfect blend of adventure and altruism. Volunteer travel can help you find your place in the world―and find out what you’re made of.  So why do so many international volunteer programs fail to make an impact? Why do some do more harm than good?

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