Travels with a Donkey in the Taurus
Having finished The Travellers'
Guide to Turkey (1975), perhaps
the best, most comprehensive and up-to-date
to that time, my old friend Dux Schneider
decided it was time to live his dream:
he bought a donkey and trekked through
of Turkey's Mediterranean
to know the secretive Tahtacilar ("Woodcutter")
people along the way. What he captured
was mystery, tradition, and a time
that has now perished in the onslaught
of Turkey's modernization. More...
Days, Henna Nights: Adventures,
Dreams, and Destinations
Across the Middle East, by
Twenty-eight-year-old Maliha Masood,
a burned-out dot-commer from Seattle,
bought a one-way ticket to the
Middle East to get away from it
all. Traveling alone in Egypt,
Jordan, Syria and Turkey, she unearth
more than her Islamic heritage.
She did what most of us swear we
to do while traveling, but never
seem to accomplish: she really
got to know the people of this
volatile region. What an eye-opener!