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The Beaten Track

3.06  ·  Rating Details ·  50 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Is traveling really just an empty accumulation of experiences? Are backpackers any different from tourists? Are independent travelers' assumptions about the meaning of travel inherently flawed? Travel writer and editor Sarah Menkedick explores the meaning of modern travel on a trip across Borneo.
Kindle Edition, 95 pages
Published September 29th 2011
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Dee Dubin
Dec 09, 2014 Dee Dubin rated it it was ok
Ok on the ongoing question why do I travel? Explore, evade, gather experiences, all of the above.
Muriel
Jan 06, 2016 Muriel rated it did not like it
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Moushumi Ghosh
Nov 09, 2015 Moushumi Ghosh rated it liked it
I have been reading and following Sarah Menkedick's blog for a long time. When she came out with a Kindle single, I had to read it. Bought for a modest sum of Rs. 57.04 (99 cents), it's my perfect commute read. Menkedick dissects the motivations behind traveling, differentiates between a traveler and a tourist, and zooms into the traveling experience with a writerly microscope. Be prepared to be discomforted even as you are awed when reading this travelogue.
Erin
Feb 09, 2012 Erin rated it really liked it
I liked the way she described her traveller's anxiety, how it would overwhelm a perfectly good thing, causing her to move almost for the sake of moving. I also liked her examination of the motivations behind our travel. I didn't find it preachy - if anything, she's pretty hard on herself.
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Mar 01, 2012 Dougal rated it it was ok
Slogging through. Couldn't finish. Done with this one.
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