Remote and Forgotten Places
Nine short stories from around the world
- 2542 Words
- Ages 10 and up
These nine stories are first and foremost autobiographical. They are also true. In the early 1970's my parents decided to leave England in search of a more interesting life; fueled by a lifetime of adventure stories my father was desperate to see the world, to experience adventure and to see what little remained of real cultures before the bland cookie-cutter culture of the United States finally took hold.
For the next forty years my parents remained overseas choosing to live in some of the harshest environments and I was fortunate enough to be taken along.
We were not explorers, nor were my parents interested in being 'the first' at anything; but what spurred them on, what kept them going into their retirement, was the desire to not just simply visit distant lands, but to live there, to try as best they could to experience the daily lives of the people they lived amongst.
The stories in this small book are a snap shot of some of the things we saw and experienced. They are in chronological order starting in the early 70's in the Middle East and ending in 2006 in the Pamir mountains. [more]
Keywords: travel, adventure, explore, backpacking, Africa, Asia, Middle East, Himalayas, Pamirs, autobiography