Walking Backwards: Grand Tours, Minor Visitations, Miraculous Journeys, and a Few Good Meals

Walking Backwards Grand Tours Minor Visitations Miraculous Journeys and a Few Good Meals From Istanbul to New Delhi to Boulder Colorado through Venice Paris Rome and points between As travellers we are always walking backwards forever on the verge of stepping into the unknown neve

  • Title: Walking Backwards: Grand Tours, Minor Visitations, Miraculous Journeys, and a Few Good Meals
  • Author: Mark Frutkin
  • ISBN: 9781554889327
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Paperback
  • From Istanbul to New Delhi to Boulder, Colorado, through Venice, Paris, Rome, and points between As travellers, we are always walking backwards, forever on the verge of stepping into the unknown, never knowing what waits around the next corner You could be lost, forget your passport, fall ill You could be served a bowl of food and not know whether it s animal, vegetablFrom Istanbul to New Delhi to Boulder, Colorado, through Venice, Paris, Rome, and points between As travellers, we are always walking backwards, forever on the verge of stepping into the unknown, never knowing what waits around the next corner You could be lost, forget your passport, fall ill You could be served a bowl of food and not know whether it s animal, vegetable, or mineral Even flushing the toilet can be an adventure You are a child again, innocent and hoping for the best, forced to trust strangers Quite often this works out Not always.Walking Backwards is a return to 10 cities and what happened there Whether inadvertently smuggling cloth into Istanbul, reading poetry in New Delhi to a crowd expecting a world famous pianist, or wandering endlessly through Mantua searching for a non existent hotel on a street that s fallen off the map, Mark Frutkin is a master at rediscovering the magic at the heart of all travel.

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    1. This nonfiction books is a look back at ten cities Frutkin visited in the past (sometimes quite distant) and his experiences doing so. From the sixties to the recent past, this is a tale of adventures, enlightenment, getting lost and finding the unexpected. There is a wonderful lot about food (I started getting hungry) and culture.A wonderful look at travel and its perks, by a great writer.A favourite line: Paris is not a city of a thousand novels but is a single novel of incomparable complexity [...]

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