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Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite
Tales of the Modern Nomad: Monks, Mushrooms & Other Misadventures by John Early is a gorgeous and delightful collection of travel stories, exciting memories, and life-changing encounters. In this collection, the expert backpacker and travel host takes readers on a boisterous ride across countries, cities, and cultures, unveiling the thrills and perils of travel. In a light, humorous, and irresistible voice, he explores the obvious places any traveler would love to visit, takes risks in strange and dangerous places, and explores regions flourishing with spirituality and humanity. The stories are both entertaining and enlightening, laced with manifold lessons for readers who want to travel for leisure or to discover their path by exploring new places and witnessing new ways of life and cultures.
John Early’s book was an exquisite delight to read and he offers beautiful and inspiring images through his descriptive prose. In this collection, you will experience heartfelt poetry, get steeped in insightful passages, and connect with other cultures. The author’s gift for prose allows his travel experiences to not only come across vividly through the writing, but also integrates his whole philosophy of life in the process. Readers are treated to meaningful passages and, at times, a raw way of looking at life and reality. As one reads through these stories, one gets the clear idea that the world one travels is already within one’s spirit; we carry it within us and we only discover it more and more as we encounter other people and their worlds. Tales of the Modern Nomad: Monks, Mushrooms & Other Misadventures is hilarious, absolutely entertaining, and informative.