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The Boomerang Travel Book

March 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Books

As Shelley Buck sat down to write East: A Woman on the Road to Kathmandu, chance delivered an incredible surprise. In the year 2012, a strange thing happened. After finishing writing my first book and duly marching Floating Point to a series of readings and events, I turned to another I had meant to write […]

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An Education in Greece

December 18th, 2013 · No Comments · Adventure, Travel Memoir

When Shelley Buck set out  on her own in 1972, hoping to travel overland from Europe to India, she did not realize how resourceful she would need to become in order to make the trip.  In this selection from her travel memoir, East: A Woman on the Road to Kathmandu, Shelley tells  how she acquired […]

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July 12th, 2010 · No Comments · En Route, Travel Memoir

In this selection from her travel memoir, East, Shelley Buck recalls her first flight across the Atlantic. The plane out of Los Angeles was packed with returning Scottish tourists. We were all bound for tiny Stansted Airport, outside London. I nestled into my seat, fastening my seatbelt. The upholstery felt scratchy, but that was OK. […]

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The Globe

June 24th, 2009 · 11 Comments · En Route, Travel Memoir

Shelley Buck traveled overland to India by boat, bus, train, and (sometimes) taxi in 1972. The following is from her memoir of that journey. “I don’t want to travel with a woman,” explained the beefy American from San Diego, turning me down. “You get hassled.”  We stood in the narrow lobby of Istanbul’s Hotel Güngör, […]

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