Sunday, April 28, 2019

Strange Tales of World Travel

Strange Tales of World Travel by Gina and Scott Gaille
Travelers' Tales Guides, Inc.: 4/23/19
eBook review copy; 240 pages
ISBN-13: 9781609521691


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 Gal├ípagos 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.

Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of Travelers' Tales Guides, Inc.

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