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.
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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...
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...
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.
October 23, 2017
I thought the first half of this travelogue was quite good except for the writing style being rather "smart alecky" ie. too much effort put into being entertaining and not enough effort in relating the travelling which I thought was the main object of the story. The 2nd half just went down hill w...
October 16, 2017
September 17, 2017
great to step back into the world of backpacking and traveling. fun, but basic anecdotes of traveling life in Asia.
May 17, 2017
November 12, 2017
If you've ever traveled with great freedom in your heart and mind, you'll love this book!
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...
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...