50 Camels and She's Yours

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Travel comes with challenges as well as delights, and travelling women can face some special issues. The five of us, whose writing has come together in this anthology, have found various means of diffusing awkward situations, and turning tensions around so we enjoy the moment. For Seeta Siriwardena in Egypt it was the kindness of strangers that helped her. When Sally Haiselden was cycling back home (to Cambridgeshire) from work (in Khartoum) she pedalled with a small cache of rocks stashed in the little basket on her handlebars, ammunition in case of attack by cycle-hating dogs: her dog rocks. For Stephanie Green and Jane Wilson-Howarth, when Asian linguistics caused bewilderment, laugher was the great bridge-builder while in Africa Françoise Hivernel’s contemplations on her inner journeys led to her greater understanding of what it is to be human.

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