The Waiting Land--A Spell in Nepal

by Dervla Murphy | Travel |
ISBN: 0879513055 Global Overview for this book
Registered by tabby-cat-owner of Bellingham, Washington USA on 5/20/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by tabby-cat-owner from Bellingham, Washington USA on Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The author recounts her experiences traveling in Nepal and shares her observations on the local peoples and culture.

Journal Entry 2 by tabby-cat-owner at Phoenix, Arizona USA on Saturday, June 27, 2015
This book was first published in 1967. It has been almost fifty years since this book was written. You might think, "Why read a travel book that is almost fifty years old?" Well, I wondered that too, but I think that it is illuminating to read about what a place was like at any point in time. It does help us to better understand the present. I was not really familiar with what the political situation in Nepal and Asia in general was during the 1960s, but the author travels there to work at a refuge camp for Tibetans. Not much is mentioned about her refuge work. The author primarily describes life in Nepal during the 1960s. She travels a lot and I am amazed at her fitness in scaling mountains with a Sherpa, plus the rugged meals and sleeping quarters that they endured. Moreover, I am amazed at the conditions that the author had to deal with on a daily basis while living there: rats, bugs of all sorts including bedbugs and red ants, the primitive plumbing, the wading through streams and mud sometimes up to her chest and much more. I do wish a map was included so I could better understand the author's travels.

Released 4 yrs ago (7/14/2015 UTC) at Mailed to fellow bookcrosser, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases

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This book has been mailed to thegoaliegirl of Vancouver,Washington in honor of her birthday.

I hope that you find this book interdisciplinary, thegoaliegirl.

Journal Entry 4 by wingthegoaliegirlwing at Vancouver, Washington USA on Wednesday, July 22, 2015
This book has arrived safely in Vancouver, WA. Looking forward to reading this one. Thank you!

Journal Entry 5 by wingthegoaliegirlwing at Vancouver, Washington USA on Thursday, January 04, 2018
I finally found some time to sit down and read this book. I absolutely loved it! It was so interesting to read this book, set in the 60's. Events were mentioned (like the Aberfan disaster) that I had never heard of and had to look up.

I could not imagine living in such basic acommodations with the bed bugs and rats and having things scurvy and other diseases be an issue.

I had a hard time putting this book down. It was so well written and enjoyable. I'm so excited to have a few more books by her on my TBR shelf.

This book is probably destined for a new travel narrative bookbox, as I'm probably starting one in a few months.

Released 1 yr ago (5/22/2018 UTC) at Thegoaliegirl's Travel Narrative bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Sent out in the 2018 thegoaliegirl's travel narrative bookbox to start the box off!


Journal Entry 7 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, June 04, 2018
I'm claiming this from the Travel Narrative bookbox. It's an interesting perspective on refugee issues, something that is, alas, even more of a global problem now than it was when the author made her journey. Her "tough love" suggestions made sense to me...

I admit that once she introduced Tashi, a puppy she adopted in Nepal, my interest tended towards the dog, and I fretted a lot before the end of the book revealed that Tashi made it safely to the UK, got through the quarantine, and went home with her person. Not quite the point of the book as a whole {wry grin}, but whenever Tashi was off-page for a while I dreaded learning of some horrible accident...

Journal Entry 8 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Hemlock Rd in New Haven, Connecticut USA on Sunday, June 10, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (6/9/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, Hemlock Rd in New Haven, Connecticut USA

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I left this book in the Little Free Library on this lovely day; hope someone enjoys it!

*** Released for the 2018 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

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