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The kindness of strangers : tales of fate and fortune on the road / Lonely Planet the kindness of strangers edited by Don George. - 220 pages ; 20 cm.

Subtitle from cover. "Includes original stories by Jan Morris, Tim Cahill, Simon Winchester and Dave Eggers"--Cover.

The matter of kindness / Meeting Maung-Maung / Everything come round / One night in the Sahara / Tea and cheese in Turkey / A bowl of soup, in a basket / Highland remedy / Looking for Abdelati / Special delivery / Brief encounter / Damascus by teatime / My Beirut hostage crisis / Losing it in London / Andean high / Egg child / Serendipity / Arab music / The way I look / Finding shelter / On the trail of the Caspian Tiger / The road to Kampala / At a crossroads / Adnan's secret / Might be your lucky day / Ascension in the moonlight / His Holiness the Dalai Lama -- Don George -- Jan Morris -- Pico Iyer -- James D. Houston -- Amanda Jones -- Alice Waters -- Beth Kephart -- Fran Palumbo -- Tanya Shaffer -- Lindsy van Gelder -- Carolyn Swindell -- Don Meredith -- Rolf Potts --- We can't fix anything, even the smallest things, in Cuba / Dave Eggers -- Douglas Cruickshank -- Ginger Adams Otis -- Sarah Levin -- Laura Fraser -- Jennie Rothenberg -- Anthony Sattin -- Nicholas Crane -- Tim Cahill -- Stanley Stewart -- Laurie McAndish King -- Maxine Rose Schur -- Jeff Greenwald -- Simon Winchester. Preface / Introduction /

"A timely collection of 26 inspiring tales, The Kindness of Strangers explores the unexpected human connections that so often transfigure and transform the experience of travel, and celebrates the gift of kindness around the world"--Page [4] of cover.

9781786571908


Kindness--Anecdotes.
Voyages and travels.
Travelers' writings.


Travel writing.
Anecdotes.

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