The Blind Masseuse

The Blind Masseuse

A Traveler's Memoir From Costa Rica to Cambodia

eBook - 2013
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Through personal journeys both interior and across the globe, Alden Jones investigates what motivates us to travel abroad in search of the unfamiliar.

By way of explorations to Costa Rica, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Cuba, Burma, Cambodia, Egypt, and around the world on a ship, Jones chronicles her experience as a young American traveler while pondering her role as an outsider in the cultures she temporarily inhabits. Her wanderlust fuels a strong, high-adventure story and, much in the vein of classic travel literature, Jones's picaresque tale of personal evolution informs her own transitions, rites of passage, and understandings of her place as a citizen of the world. With sharp insight and stylish prose, Jones asks: Is there a right or wrong way to travel? The Blind Masseuse concludes that there is, but that it's not always black and white.

Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : 2013. Terrace Books,
ISBN: 9780299295738
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Jun 29, 2016

A big disappointment. A lot about Jones; very little about the native peoples of the countries she visited.

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