Books Worth a Look

  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave - This book is a must read. Better than anything else I've read, it takes you vividly into the life of a person in the 3rd world who has no choice but to escape. It is brilliantly written & works well as an audio book. Often I've sent info about the wonderful refugees I've met in Europe. We know only so much of their plight as it is painful for them to recall much less live through again by recounting it. But over time it is clear what they've lived through. This book is excellent as you discover the horrors of their world. Somewhat how to me, it is like being in Europe near a Concentration Camp. One has an obligation to visit it. 'Never to Forget.' In this case, to have our eyes opened.
  • Garbage King by Eliz Laird - The book is set on the streets on Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia and here lives Mamo and his sister Tiggist. When Mamo's "uncle" offers a job, he soon sets out on a bus to work. Little does he know that he is actually being sold into slavery...

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Antalya, Perge and our hotels

Antalya on the Mediterranean is a lovely city. The archaeological museum is outstanding. Resort hotels line the beach. Perge itself is another interesting site of Roman ruins. Touring it furthers your understanding of the Agora in ancient times. Our Hotel Experience was excellent. The hotel in Istanbul was a 30 minute ride from the main sites. Along the Aegean and Mediterranean we stayed in luxury resort hotels - well beyond my regular experience! We lucked out as our tour costs were underwritten by Turkish Airlines (which is excellent), the government and one or both of the last day visits: fine jewelry and leather making. The advertized tour price was $2298. Ours was $ 1100. Coupons were is various newspapers. The tour company is American European Travel

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Thoughts on the amazing people I get to meet.

Rich, my 19 year old friend, soon to be Franciscan and recent community member at Haley House in Boston. An article he wrote.