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A Woman's Europe: True Stories
A Woman's Europe is a collection of inspiring and entertaining true stories by women about their travels throughout the Continent. Europe has always drawn Americans in part because so many of their ancestors emigrated from there. But Europe also has an irresistibly romantic appeal. It's a place of old-world elegance, with centuries of history, rich art and architecture. It ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 29th 2004 by Travelers' Tales
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I was disheartened at first by the introduction to this collection, which seemed too essentialist for my taste: "women just travel differently than men." Well, maybe, but if this was going to just be another collection of "quirky mishaps of the wandering woman" I was not going to be super into it. The actual collection is anything but--it's super thoughtful and covers a lot of ground--tracing family roots, living in two languages, solving problems that arise on the road, and making astute observ ...more
A friend lent me this book, and I enjoyed it very much, though I wouldn't have thought to buy it. I do like me some essays. The writing was excellent through and through. My only complaint was that some of the essays concerned event back in the 80s...not very current. Some of those stories were good, some less so. Overall, a well done book.
I've had this book for years I think and just got around to reading it. I took it with me when I got called for jury duty. It was the perfect book as it is a collection of mini stories told by women traveling alone or with other women. Great stories.
I'm not a big fan of short stories, so it took me a while to really get into this book, but once I did it was enjoyable. I have been to France, Spain, Italy and Ukraine, so a lot of the stories brought back pangs of nostalgia. Sigh...to be in Europe again, lol.