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This collection of travel stories has been gathered over twenty years of travel and writing. They cover many places and themes, but all circle around the idea of being a stranger in a strange land. As a sample, the stories involve playing street basketball in New York, going underground in Berlin, pushing a boat in Indonesia, chasing ghosts in Vienna, and going back in tim ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published March 13th 2017 by Rippple Books
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Toast
Jan 21, 2017 rated it liked it
This is quite a good little collection of travel writing. Not your usual travel writing stuff either, its a bit more budget, conversational and the joy of travelling than Big Name does ........ Also its funny. There's stuff about writing about travel, updating travel guides etc. There's stuff that's quirky, that's advice and that's profound (see the piece on Birkenau). Its good stuff.
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Michele
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Being legally blind, I used two different technologies to read this book. Slow, yes. Frustrating, yes. But it's options I have.

This is a book of travel stories. It is well written and is well paced. I enjoyed the book. I would recommend it.
Paul Mulligan
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Many people can't give 5/5 or 10/10 for anything because of the notion that nothing can be that good. I'm often like this for most things, but not for me this time. Jefferys' book 'Greetings From' is 5-star in my opinion.

It is a very well crafted piece of writing. He cleverly mixes his writing styles to add to the tone of each chapter. Full of wit, experience, and brutal honesty, Jefferys makes you want to pack your jeans and a toothbrush and jump on the next plane to anywhere.
Wendy
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Wendy by: Goodreads Giveaways
“Greetings from” which I won through Goodreads Giveaways charts the inimitable and often exciting adventures of Campbell Jeffreys as he traveled the world over a period of two decades. Filled with humor, anecdotes and interesting insights this is a treasure trove of memories and encounters which include a “brutal, scrappy and disorganized” pickup game of basketball in Washington Square, NYC; the enchantment of lost love in Verona with its striking colors, empty balconies and sad statue of Juliet ...more
Cheryl Dietr
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
As a professional travel writer, I can tell you that this book is different than your usual travel piece. It's a travel log with scrap, grit and insight which makes you turn your head in order to find an unattended Harley so you can hit the open road. If variety is the spice of life then this book is a chili pepper from somewhere in small desert town in New Mexico. So pull back the curtain, peer through the dusty window and venture into places you will probably never visit but you are glad this ...more
Suzanne Sotzing
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this book which reads sometimes like a travel guide and others like condensed tales of travel. These short stories are filled with adventures and silly happenings but are also complete with practical information for those of us who would like to journey off the beaten path. I found myself wanting to Google every single location mentioned to further immerse myself in the adventure. Campbell Jeffries would make one hell of a professional travel guru or companion ...more
Stuart Hargreaves
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
somehow my review is under the comments below
Racine
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Excellent.
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Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Quite interesting, if you love travel around the world!!!
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