An Intimate Journey through Africa and Asia

by Meg Noble Peterson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/31/2005

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Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 432
ISBN : 9780595793471
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 432
ISBN : 9780595346011

About the Book

Explore Africa and Asia's exotic and humble locales with Meg Peterson as she sets out to circle the globe carrying nothing more than a backpack. Unfettered by deadlines and armed with an open ticket and a camera, she takes off, making plans as she goes. She rides on dilapidated buses through Egypt and Zimbabwe and squeezes into hot, crowded trains in India. She views a sunrise from the summit of Mt. Moses in the Sinai and a private cremation on the banks of the Ganges.

In Kenya Meg encounters roadblocks and Masai warriors, and in Nepal she finds romance with an Austrian scientist. Abandoned at 14,000 ft. by their drunken guide, the two climb to Everest Base Camp through the snow, traversing the Khumbu Glacier and struggling up Kala Pattar (18,500 ft.) to gaze on Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse.

Full of rich and unusual details, Meg Peterson's book takes you into the heart of her journey, an adventure that changed her understanding of herself and the world.

About the Author

MEG PETERSON has traveled extensively and has recently completed the Wainwright Walk across England, hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru, and circumambulated Mt. Kailash (18,000 ft.) in Tibet. A freelance writer, she lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.