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A Vagabond World: Essays From A Solo Journey Around The Globe.

A Vagabond World travel book


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Many years ago as a younger man, I spent two years circumnavigating the globe by air, sea, bus, and train. This around-the-world travel odyssey has indellibly shaped the years since. As our world becomes increasingly interdependent and Americans become acutely aware of our connections to people's the world over, the significance of this tale only increases. The book A Vagabond World speaks to the universal themes surrounding travel and the personal transformations that greet those on the road each day.

* Selected sections available to read online. See below.

Table Of Contents:

Forewordviii*
 
Prologue: A Wisp of Smoke1*
 
I: Bewitched
The Drama8
The Coup11
The Breech15
Fellow Travelers18
The Father of the Forest21
Men and Boys23
Heads25
Farewells28
Into the Void32
 
II: Shanghaied
Part Way There36
Cattle and Sheep44
Mark50
The Station53
Wilpena58
No Troubles61
 
 
III: Latitude and Bearing
Kupang64
Emma68
Gotong Royong72
Angels75*
Timor Timur (East Timor)80
TV Dreams83
Vanity of Distance88
Two Worlds91
Moni93
Cheeseburgers95
Dragons97
A Place On The Food Chain103
The Vomit Express107
Artists110
The Hungry Tigers114
To The Airport119
 
IV: Every Place in One Place
Off The Page122*
The J-People127
Divisions131
Happy Birthday135
Photo Prohibited137
Small Worlds139
The Outsiders148
No Sleeping154
Perfection156
Gliding Into Night158
The Shanti160
 
V: Crab Art
The Traveler's Prerogative168
A Cheap Way To Be Rich173
Trapped178
Cowboys and Sand Crabs187
 
VI: Borders
Dreamers192
The Regiment196
Cracking Nuts200
The Dissidents204
The Proletariat208
The Pursuit211
Students214
 
VII: The Foreign and The Familiar
The Time Warp222
The Chestnut of Truth226
The World's Best Hitch228
Erika230
The Colonel234
Earning It238
When Cauliflower Equals Clubs241
It's Own Character246
Carried Away250
Skinner255
The Foreign and the Familiar259
 
Epilogue: The Good Fight264
 
Acknowledgements267

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Supplementing the text-only edition of this book, is a web site of selected photography from this journey.

View A Vagabond World travel & world photography by clicking here.

Media & Trade

  • Media Packet (1.6 MB)  Download »
    Contains: Author portrait, Cover art, promotional text, biography of Thomas Bachand

  • Review Copy (PDF document)
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