Geckos & Guns: The Pakistan Years by Sharon Bazant

Do you have a high schooler?  Think about moving them out of their home during this time – and not just that but to an entirely different country.  That’s exactly what this author and her husband did, and the family survived!  The book is definitely a story of resilience and perseverance.  The author gave the … Continue reading Geckos & Guns: The Pakistan Years by Sharon Bazant

In The Land of the Tian Shan Mountains by Muhammad Idrees

A combination of travelogue and memoir, this book gives the reader an inside view, not only of Kyrgyzstan but also the people and culture through the eyes of a young graduate student from Afghanistan.  I learned a lot from reading this book.  I had no idea how Kyrgyzstan, a democratic county, would be viewed by … Continue reading In The Land of the Tian Shan Mountains by Muhammad Idrees

Searching for Unique: A Travellers Guide to Extraordinary Experiences by Nancy O’Hare

This is the second travel guide by this author that I have had the pleasure of reading.  The author lives the idea of experiencing new lands as a traveler instead of just a tourist.  This volume takes us into the world of adventurous hikes, little-known festivals and Ancient Temples as well as Modern Metropolises.  While … Continue reading Searching for Unique: A Travellers Guide to Extraordinary Experiences by Nancy O’Hare