A travel junkie's diary : searching for mare's milk and other far-flung pursuits / Dina Bennett.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Dina Bennett's on the road again--and she can't stop! Having completed the 7,800-mile Peking to Paris Classic Car Challenge while braving carsickness and patching rocky marital relations, she's once more in over her head, enduring 100,000 miles of road trips through the world's out-of-the-way places. Drawn to strange foods and intriguing views into the kaleidoscope of local life, and with a knack for getting into--and out of--awkward situations, Dina gives you the world in all its glory. She's a born storyteller, uncovering the curious and unusual in the ordinary, bringing you along on vivid experiences in laugh-out-loud style. Neither particularly brave nor wild, she opens her diary of personal triumphs and embarrassments, suspense and discovery, in places most will never get to. Join her as she stands knee-to-knee with a Tajik border guard in his bedroom, hunts down camel pad meat in the street markets of China, and seeks out the source of mare's milk in Kyrgyzstan. Whether stranded on a sandbar in Myanmar's Chindwin River or sharing barley beer with an ex-Black Panther in Ethiopia, Dina's observations are half prying neighbor, half best friend gossiping together on the crooked path to enlightenment.
    • ISBN:
      9781510727526
      1510727523
    • Accession Number:
      ocn974699591
      974699591
    • Accession Number:
      fay.580399
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BENNETT, D. A travel junkie’s diary : searching for mare’s milk and other far-flung pursuits. [s. l.]: Skyhorse Publishing, 2018. ISBN 9781510727526. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.580399. Acesso em: 5 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Bennett D. A Travel Junkie’s Diary : Searching for Mare’s Milk and Other Far-Flung Pursuits. Skyhorse Publishing; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.580399. Accessed December 5, 2019.
    • APA:
      Bennett, D. (2018). A travel junkie’s diary : searching for mare’s milk and other far-flung pursuits. Skyhorse Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.580399
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Bennett, Dina. 2018. A Travel Junkie’s Diary : Searching for Mare’s Milk and Other Far-Flung Pursuits. Skyhorse Publishing. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.580399.
    • Harvard:
      Bennett, D. (2018) A travel junkie’s diary : searching for mare’s milk and other far-flung pursuits. Skyhorse Publishing. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.580399 (Accessed: 5 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Bennett, D 2018, A travel junkie’s diary : searching for mare’s milk and other far-flung pursuits, Skyhorse Publishing, viewed 5 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Bennett, Dina. A Travel Junkie’s Diary : Searching for Mare’s Milk and Other Far-Flung Pursuits. Skyhorse Publishing, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.580399.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Bennett, Dina. A Travel Junkie’s Diary : Searching for Mare’s Milk and Other Far-Flung Pursuits. Skyhorse Publishing, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.580399.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Bennett D. A travel junkie’s diary : searching for mare’s milk and other far-flung pursuits [Internet]. Skyhorse Publishing; 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 5]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.580399

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 July #1

These are not your average road trips. After completing a 7,800-mile trek by car in 35 days, as Bennett previously recounted in Peking to Paris (2013), she and her husband spent 10 years traveling through some of the world's most extraordinary places. Mostly driving, though occasionally traveling by boat or even camel, the pair has journeyed through places as varied as India, Myanmar, China, Argentina, Iran, and Ethiopia, to name only a few of the jaunts they highlight here. Along the way, they get caught in a Saharan sandstorm, inadvertently desecrate a Buddhist monastery, and discover what it really means when a policeman offers to settle the matter after a car crash in India. Instead of the thrills, though, Bennett travels to seek everyday moments where she can connect with people whose lives are vastly different from hers. Bennett's chatty style enlivens this enjoyable travelogue, cleverly grouped into themes instead of chronological accounts. While the couple faces the many challenges of life on the road, they are richly rewarded by what their experiences allow them to become. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.