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Book review: Vultures Overhead

 

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With vultures of our own overhead, I was happy to let Jo Carroll transport me to a place I’ve never been to and might never see. Even if I do go there, this book won’t reflect my experience. Jo makes this very clear. The book describes her journey around Cuba as a lone traveller in January 2014. Another visitor, travelling at a different time, in a group or even with one other, hiring a car, staying at different places, meeting different people, will experience something completely different.

Having read two of Jo’s previous travel books, I expected to be entertained, captivated and enthralled. I wasn’t disappointed. I was taken for rides on old buses, a horse and a bicitaxi. I met a wide variety of people – Cubans and tourists. With her usual perception, Jo paints a vivid picture of all she saw, peppering it with the thoughts and feelings of a brave, sincere and articulate woman.

You can find out more about this book here.

By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life.

4 replies on “Book review: Vultures Overhead”

I’ve often heard of travel guides but to read a story about someone’s traveling experience sounds like a great way to “travel” without leaving the comfort of your favorite reading spot. Thanks for sharing.

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