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Unbeaten Tracks in Japan by Isabella L. Bird
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Nov 18, 2015

it was amazing
bookshelves: autobiography, electronic-reader, life-of-women, non-fiction, on-ibooks
Recommended for: anyone!

As I read this book I had a couple of thoughts....She was very racist, although she would probably not have realized so as a product of her time. The other thought was how little things have changed in Japan since her travels! Oh, of course there are better roads and ways of transportation, but the Japanese people themselves haven't changed very much.

I enjoyed this account of her travels very much. As a long time resident in Japan I found myself nodding along at some of her travails and thinking how much more brave she was than I am. I came after Japan was "known" in the 1990's, she came to Japan in the 1870's, when there was much less information about Japan available.
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Reading Progress

November 18, 2015 – Started Reading
November 18, 2015 – Shelved
November 18, 2015 – Shelved as: autobiography
November 18, 2015 – Shelved as: electronic-reader
November 18, 2015 – Shelved as: life-of-women
November 18, 2015 – Shelved as: non-fiction
November 18, 2015 – Shelved as: on-ibooks
November 18, 2015 –
9.0%
December 9, 2015 –
22.0%
December 29, 2015 –
36.0%
December 31, 2015 –
49.0%
January 9, 2016 –
62.0%
January 19, 2016 –
86.0%
January 27, 2016 –
89.0%
February 4, 2016 – Finished Reading

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