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Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman
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Feb 25, 11

Read in January, 2008

I read this one long before I got to Eat Pray Love. It's kind of the same book...the author's marriage dissolves and she realizes she's free to travel the way she always dreamed of. She moves into villages without speaking the language, she lives in a palace with a prince in Bali, she studies orangutans in the rainforests of Borneo. I like the idea of traveling, but not the reality of that type of travel (I know, I'm boring, I'm okay with it), so I liked reading about someone brave enough to do it, and on her own. She eats bugs, hunts eel, befriends a bank robber...
Yes, it's all about 'me me me', but that's what this type of book is...it's not a travelogue so much as a woman finding herself. But the travel is what makes it fun. And her trip is endlessly more fun than that of Eat Pray Love, so if you are looking for the literal travel more than the inner journey, I'd go with this one!
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