Good Reading : November 2010
48 goodreading ı NOVEMBER 2010 100 Jour neys for the Spirit is a book that was created to enchant and intrigue.The foreword alone -- by travel writer Pico Iyer -- is enough to inspire a trip of self-discovery. Pico discusses a place's charisma and our desire to be changed by our travels. 'We travel,' he says, quoting Proust, 'in search not of new sights, but of new eyes with which to see everything.' 100 Jour neys for the Spirit takes this belief to heart and offers suggestions for places that will move you, as it blends alluring images of unusual destinations with descriptions by some of the world's greatest writers. Alexander McCall Smith gives us insight into Morvern, a remote and eerie region of Scotland, and Michael Ondaatje introduces the Arankale Forest Monastery, a r uin located in Sri Lanka. Other contributors include Paul Theroux, Jan Morris and Mark Tully. Armchair travellers and actual travellers alike will find themselves lost in meditation at every turn of the page. 100 Journeys for the Spirit is published by Watkins, rrp $45.00. coffee table Be transported by 100 Journeys for the Spirit, an enticing collection of over 120 vivid photographs and contributions from authors including Paul Theroux, Alexander McCall Smith and Michael Ondaatje. One of the pathways to Japan’s Fushimi Inari Shrine, sheltered by orange torii gates that have been donated by Inari worshippers. Worshippers surround the Ka’ba in the courtyard of the Haram Mosque, Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
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