Saturday, December 08, 2007

Tales of a Female Nomad

This week I finished the book Tales of a Female Nomad, by Rita Golden Gelman.

It's a wonderful book, about a women in her late 40's who gets divorced and starts traveling. But she doesn't go to swanky resorts or touristy bed and breakfasts and shop and lay on the beach. She prefers to live with the natives of the country she is in and become part of their communities. She doesn't even speak the languages usually. She learns and participates in their customs and traditions and religious rituals. She gets to know the people.

She lives simply and has wonderful experiences. She lives in a Zapotec village in Mexico, studies orangutans in Borneo, lives in a royal compound in Bali. She goes to New Zealand, Israel, Thailand, Guatemala. It sounds like such a wonderful and freeing way to live.

An enjoyable and inspirational book that I definitely recommend.

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