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Susan Jane Gilman is a skilled writer, and her memoir of this incredible trip is an enjoyable read.
This is a story of two friends whohave just graduated from an ivy league college and decide to travel the world in 1986.
Luckily for Susan and Claire, they ran into a Chinese man named Jonnie who spoke very good English.
One of the best books I've read lately. I was glued to the story from the start. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to travel or wishes they had traveled more... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Casual Reader
Yes it's such a cliche but there it is. If not for the fact that this really happened, I would have thought it the most intense fiction novel of the year. Read morePublished 1 month ago by William W. Wright
Loved all the parts of China and Hong. Very informative and kept me wondering what was next. Truly enjoyed resdingPublished 2 months ago by CLAUDETTE GRAVIER
This is not the lighthearted romp around the world by two young women that I expected. Instead I found myself sharing the anxiety of the author as things go terribly wrong with... Read morePublished 3 months ago by dcmaddux
I feel as though these young girls are so real. Following their adventures was like living it myself. Read morePublished 3 months ago by connie
I really enjoyed most of this book, but was let down by the ending. It just kind of ended, as if the author ran out of steam and just wanted to be done with the book.Published 3 months ago by Mary Beth Kamnetz
When I read the words ‘China’ and ‘travelogue’ together, I instantly gravitate towards it. And the events in this book take place in 1986 when China was only recently open for... Read morePublished 4 months ago by BooksatVioletCrush
The story, briefly: in 1986, two American women graduate from college and decide to take a trip around the world, starting in China, which at that time was still basically closed... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Patricia Loftfjeld