By Dina Bennett
Drawn to unusual meals and interesting perspectives into the kaleidoscope of neighborhood lifestyles, and with a knack for buying into—and out of—awkward events, Dina offers the area in all its glory. She’s a born storyteller, uncovering the curious and strange within the usual, bringing you alongside on shiny studies in laugh-out-loud type. Neither really courageous nor wild, she opens her diary of private triumphs and embarrassments, suspense and discovery, in areas such a lot won't ever get to. sign up for her as she stands knee-to-knee with a Tajik border defend in his bed room, hunts down camel pad meat on the street markets of China, and seeks out the resource of mare’s milk in Kyrgyzstan. no matter if stranded on a sandbar in Myanmar’s Chindwin River or sharing barley beer with an ex-Black Panther in Ethiopia, Dina’s observations are part prying neighbor, part ally gossiping jointly at the crooked route to enlightenment.
The stories in A go back and forth Junkie’s Diary plunge the reader correct into the midst of exhilarating commute reports, with the entire smells, sounds, sensations and feelings of being correct there. they're through turns attention-grabbing and scary, endearing and bittersweet, funny, humiliating, and regularly engrossing.
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A Travel Junkie's Diary: Searching for Mare's Milk and Other Far-Flung Pursuits by Dina Bennett