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Title French ghosts, Russian nights, and American outlaws : souvenirs of a professional vagabond / Susan Spano.
Author Spano, Susan.
Publication Berkeley, California : Roaring Forties Press, 2014.
Description xv, 190 pages ; 21 cm
Call # 910.4 S
Summary "Susan Spano, America's original Frugal Traveler, explores some of the most romantic, most exotic, and wildest corners of the world in this captivating collection of her best-loved pieces. French Ghosts, Russian Nights, and American Outlaws : Souvenirs of a Professional Vagabond takes the reader on magical trips, when everything conspired to make a place unforgettable, like a temple in Java at sunrise or an ice hotel in the Arctic Circle at sunset. In some of the stories, Susan finds the kind of enlightenment that only travel can provide by following in the footsteps of luminaries such as Federico Fellini, Julia Child, and Chairman Mao. Other stories are about travel itself: how it became Susan's passion and calling; how it fed her incurably restless spirit; how it inspired her philosophy of travel and life: Go forth and find meaning. Take a condemned cable car over the Yangtze River or a shared taxi over the Andes with a leaking gas tank and chain-smoking driver. Eat oysters and drink martinis wherever you can. And, as often as possible, come home with a tan"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Part 1. Unforgettable. The Emerald Coast ; Lost canyons ; Sunrise at Borobudur ; Across the top of L.A. ; Those vagabond shoes ; A bad night's sleep ; The white horses of Wiltshire ; French Hanoi ; A Mexican fish story -- Part 2. Footsteps. The two Georges ; Colette's ghost ; Finding Fellini ; Butch and Sundance ; Rene Magritte's Brussels ; Julia Child's Paris ; The Chairman ; Of sword fights and stolen kisses ; Happy endings on the Fairy Tale Road -- Part 3. Souvenirs. My mother's boots ; How do I say "I'm lost?" ; The ineluctable allure of lost places ; Into the snow globe ; On the plateau ; Proust and Trader Joe's ; Slipping down to the seaside ; Cooking with capers ; On my own -- Coda: Home again.
Subject Spano, Susan -- Travel.
Spano, Susan -- Philosophy.
Voyages and travels.
Women travelers -- Biography.
Travel -- Psychological aspects.
TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues.
ISBN 9781938901249 (paperback : alkaline paper) :
193890124X (paperback : alkaline paper)
9781938901256 (PDF)
1938901258 (PDF)
9781938901263 (ePub)
1938901266 (ePub)
9781938901270 (Kindle)
1938901274 (Kindle)

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