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Mon 22 Mar 2004
The Gift of Travel
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Gather round a group of people who've been blessed with the ability to write extremely well and collect their travel experiences. You'll get a book like, "The Gift of Travel" - a collection of quite wonderful travel stories.
You'll read about a couple of long-distance, cross-channel swimmers who saved a pelican who, later, turned up to greet them at the finish line. And a couple of stories about coming to terms with death and loss. And many more.
Reading it was something I looked forward to, at the end of each day, the last week. Finished my meal, get into something comfortable, whip out the slim volume, and I'm immediately transported. Nice short stories. I was really sorry to reach the end.