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21. A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the Far East by Tiziano Terzani


Title: A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the Far East
Author: Tiziano Terzani
Publisher: Flamingo
Year: 1998
# of pages: 370
Date read: 5/27/2012
Rating: 3*/5 = good

Description:

"Warned by a Hong Kong fortune-teller not to risk flying for a whole year. Tiziano Terzni - a vastly experienced Asia correspondent - took what he called 'the first step into an unknown world. . . .It turned out to be one of the most extraordinary years I have ever spent. I was marked for death, and instead I was reborn.' Traveling by foot, boat, car and train, he visited Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Mongolia, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. Consulting soothsayers and shamans wherever he went, he grew to understand and respect older ways of life and beliefs now threatened by the crasser forms of Western modernity." -- from the back cover.

My thoughts:

This was an interesting memoir of travels in the Far East via train, car, and boat.
Tags: memoir, non-fiction, travel writing
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