Friday, November 16, 2012
Review: Worlds Apart: 2 friends, 2 journeys, and 10 life lessons - a true story
Worlds Apart: 2 friends, 2 journeys, and 10 life lessons - a true story by Dorothee Lang
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Worlds Apart: 2 friends, 2 journeys, and 10 life lessons - a true story by Smitha Murthy and Dorothee Lang is a calm, meditative journey throughout the world, from China to India and Europe. The two authors provide a mix of emails, letters and essays about their travels and the sentiments they shared with each from thousands of miles away.
The book is fascinating on many levels. First, the authors had never met when they started corresponding with each other. The mutual love of travel and places is what bonded them together in this 21st century pen pal tale. But it went far beyond sharing travel stories. The authors go deeper, contemplating the teachings of Buddha, the meditative actions of travel itself and the discussion of what a place can mean to a person. Anyone who can't get out and travel a lot will love reading this because it will help them discover what traveling and seeing the world is all about. Those who are well traveled will delight in those moments described in the book that all travelers can relate to.
*Reviewer received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads
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