Strange Tales of World Travel by Gina and Scott Gaille
Travelers' Tales Guides, Inc.: 4/23/19
eBook review copy; 240 pages
Strange Tales of World Travel by Gina and Scott Gaille is a highly recommended collection of fifty bizarre, mysterious, horrible and hilarious tales.
“What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever seen or experienced?”
Wherever they go, they Gina and Scott Gaille ask this question. Between
them they have traveled to more than 100 countries,
including many off-the-beaten-path places in Africa, South America, and
Asia. What they have learned is that everyone has a story, and many of
them are unforgettable. This book is a memoir of recollections of their
experiences and fifty of the stories they have heard.
The tales open with the setting which begins with a brief description
of the place and any needed background information needed to lead into
the story. Stories come from across the globe: Bora Bora, the Sahara
Desert, Botswana, the Galápagos Islands, the United Arab Emirates,
Nigeria, Kenya, Qatar, Equatorial Guinea, Caribbean, India, Lithuania,
South Africa, Angola, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Madagascar, Seychelles
Islands, Rwanda, the Arctic Ocean, the Serengeti Plains, Australia,
Mount Kilimanjaro, Guatemala - and that is only some of the settings.
All of the stories are brief, but memorable - as one would expect
from the question being asked all of these various people is vastly
different places. The first story is hilarious and will immediately grab
your attention and propel you forward to read the rest of the tales.
After that the content varies greatly depending upon the person asked
the question and the place they are located. This is a book that you can
read in short bursts or binge read all at once. Either technique will
still result in some vastly different stories and amazing tales.
My review copy was courtesy of Travelers' Tales Guides, Inc.