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Take Me With You : A Round-the-World Journey to Invite a Stranger Home
Take Me With You A Round-the-World Journey to Invite a Stranger Home Author:Brad Newsham It was the dream of a euphoric young traveler awed by the crystalline silence of Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush: “Someday, when I am rich, I am going to invite someone from my travels to visit me in America.” Twenty-five years later, Brad Newsham set out from his home in San Francisco to make good on his youthful vow–and... more » this irresistibly charming, deeply humane book is the chronicle of what happened along the way.
Giving himself one hundred days to journey around the world, Newsham began in the Philippines and immediately found himself embroiled in serendipitous adventures and unexpected relationships. An affable young Filipino father led him on a challenging hike into the secret green heart of Luzon. He savored the panorama of the Himalayas from a two-dollar hotel room in Darjeeling, drank tea with an Egyptian family in the Valley of the Kings, and struck up an impromptu friendship with a Tanzanian shopkeeper on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. And through all the exotic encounters, Newsham kept an eye out for that special person, the one stranger he would invite back to America.
As engrossing as a novel, Take Me With You is an enchanting account of one man’s mission not only to see the world, but to leave it just a little bit different.« less
A delightful world tour with a San Francisco taxi driver, searching for the one person he will take home with him for a visit to the USA. On the trip we meet a cast of truly colorful characters, and accompany the author on one adventure after another. Fascinating, well-written and heart felt. If you're a world traveler yourself, you'll identify with Newsham. If you're more the "armchair traveler" type, you'll be glad that he went and shared his experiences so vividly.