It's Only the Himalayas by S. Bedford

Into the Wild

Read It's Only the Himalayas Online Free - “Wherever you go, whatever you do, just . . . don’t do anything stupid.” —My Mother

During her yearlong adventure backpacking from South Africa to Singapore, S. Bedford definitely did a few things her mother might classify as "stupid." She swam with great white sharks in South Africa, ran from lions in Zimbabwe, climbed a Himalayan mountain without training in Nepal, and watched as her friend was attacked by a monkey in Indonesia.

But interspersed in those slightly more crazy moments, Sue Bedfored and her friend "Sara the Stoic" experienced the sights, sounds, life, and culture of fifteen countries. Joined along the way by a few friends and their aging fathers here and there, Sue and Sara experience the trip of a lifetime. They fall in love with the world, cultivate an appreciation for home, and discover who, or what, they want to become.

It's Only the Himalayas is the incredibly funny, sometimes outlandish, always entertaining confession of a young backpacker that will inspire you to take your own adventure.

Title : It's Only the Himalayas
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ISBN : 192736647X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 224 pages


Susan rated it ★★★★★

May 09, 2016

"Going from the jungles of Zimbabwe to the streets of Katmandu was like doing a line of cocaine and then getting hit in the face with a frying pan". Great travel read....honest, funny, realistic, and exciting. I think every backpacker in the world can relate to some aspect of Sue Bedford's year l...

Luiza rated it ★★★★☆

February 07, 2017

I kind of have no idea how I feel. This book is great, it's light and fun and easy to read. The author is a good writer, she clearly has a way with words and her analogies are so on point all the time, but I still couldn't completely love it. Yes, it made me want to travel, yes it gave me really...

Tammy rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 01, 2017

I think too many years separate me and Sue for this book to be funny. I thought she was trying too hard and was disingenuous with the facts she chose to share.

Peter rated it ★★★☆☆

September 17, 2017

great to step back into the world of backpacking and traveling. fun, but basic anecdotes of traveling life in Asia.

Rathi rated it ★★★★★

May 17, 2017


Kendra rated it ★★★★★

April 12, 2016

A must read for all young women, travelers, those with wanderlust, and those who have a pulse. Right off the bat I connected with S. Bedford – an aimless Canadian twenty-something wanting more out of life. Bedford’s descriptive and whimsical prose paints a familiar picture. Her need for self-disco...

Ryan rated it ★★★★★

April 18, 2016

When 23 year old Sue set off with her friend Sara on a year long trip through Southern Africa, Nepal, Tibet, India and Southeast Asia, she was hoping to “find herself”, and to find a path to a lifestyle that doesn't involve waitressing while living with her parents. And that's why so many of us g...

Susan rated it ★★★★☆

April 13, 2016

I received this book for review purposes as part of the Goodreads first-reads program. While I am old enough to be her mom (and would probably have been as annoyingly protective if they were my own daughters), I enjoyed reading about the journeys of this twenty-something and friend. While today's...

Maddy rated it ★★★★★

April 16, 2016

Following Sue on her year long adventure had me laughing every few pages. I have never read a book that I could relate to as well as this. A twenty-something female, living at home with her parents, feeling lost in the world. She perfectly sums up the highs and the lows of travel & after read...

Carol rated it ★★★★☆

May 18, 2016

I like that Sue and Sara took the bold step to send themselves out into the world to see what they could learn. Turns out, they learned that wearing jeans to hike up Annapurna base camp is a bad idea. They learned that large carnivores really do lurk in the dark in southern Africa. They learned...

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