I couldn’t put this one, by Rita Golden Gelman, down. At all. For one thing, she’s a completely captivating writer and story teller. For another, her stories are completely capitvating. She truly is a remarkable woman. In 1986, at the age of 48 and facing an impending divorce, she gave up all her posessions and decided to live in third world countries, experiencing what the natives experience. This is her story. I was completely in awe and amazed at the things she was willing to try, and succeded at; the people she met; and the lives she’s experienced. It’s way beyond a travel book; it’s a life book. And an amazing read. If you’re curious, she did eventually set up a permanent web “address“. Check it out.