The Best Travel Writing 2007: True Stories from Around the World
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The Best Travel Writing 2007: True Stories from Around the World

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The Best Travel Writing 2007 is the fourth volume in the annual series Travelers' Tales launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — from Nobel Prize winners to emerging writers. These 29 stories cover the globe, from probing the depths of a culture in Jerusalem to riding the rails in India and trying to save a life in Costa Rica. The points of view and...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published February 7th 2007 by Travelers' Tales
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An eclectic mix of stories pulled from mostly North American travel writer's originally published in other sources. These short snippets of travel stories provide the reader with a pick-and-choose reading opportunity, as each reader may not find the topic of each piece in harmony with their own travel interests. From kick boxing, to train travels through India, discovering the true identity of a culture through an umbrella, digging deeper into one of Mexico's least reputable towns, to hopping in...more
I always enjoy these collections of tales from all over the world.

Surprisingly, I think my favorite story this year was the one with the unpromising title of "Argentina on Two Steaks a Day"! I don't especially consider myself to be a "foodie", so I started this story with anticipatory boredom, but the author, Maciej Ceglowski, managed to evoke a whole culture for me.

The most poignant story was "Next Year in Germany", where a man and his wife go hunting for the cemetery of his Jewish forbears in...more
I have four of these volumes, "The Best Travelers' Tales," from 2004, and "The Best Travel Writing," from 2005, 2006, 2007. There are - oh - 25/30 tales per volume. Stories from every continent. Exotic accounts. The authors have, of course, chosen notable experiences which have befallen them. I think the editors must have applied superior judgments in the choices they have made. These stories are fun, diverting, often enlightening. Some stick in memory. I commend Kevin McCaughey's, "I Follow the...more
Some of the stories were really great and others were good. The first story in the book is Bread, by Nicholas Seely and it was definitely my favorite. It's about six pages long, yet so amazing in its message. I would totally recommend this story. It reminds us what makes some of us rich and is a good story for those of us who have assumptions about others. Also, Mr Hat's Neighborhood by Richard Sterling is also a fantastic story. I really enjoyed these stories!
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James O'Reilly has been a traveler since infancy, and a storyteller almost as long. Born in Oxford, England, in 1953, he savors the early memory of walking as a five-year-old boy across the tarmac at Shannon Airport in Ireland and gazing up at the huge triple tails of the now-defunct Constellation aircraft. The smell of fuel and Irish fog and the amazing sight above him must have made a deep impre...more
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