British Army Officer Levison Wood’s travelogue reads like an adventure novel. Wood writes that he has often felt that he was born 100 years too late, as he enjoys exploring, climbing, meeting new peoples and immersing in new cultures. One of several walks that Wood has done, including the Nile, Madagascar and Iraq. The Himalayas introduces the reader to a unique cast of characters, while also immersing them in the thoughts of the solitary man. The book opens with a riot in Kathmandu, moves through Wood’s desire for a simpler life, travelling through Afghanistan, meeting the Dalai Lama, a near fatal car crash, and finally, emerging through the Himalayas, at Everest. Part Indiana Jones, part inspirational quote book, Wood is a unique writer of travel journalism. 304 pages pass quickly while following Wood’s often harrowing journey. #walkingthehimalayas #levisonwood #travel #nonfiction #adventure #explore #afghanistan #bhutan #nepal #india #pakistan #dalailama #walk #journalism #britisharmy #inspire #book #bookstagram #books #bookstagrammer #read #reading #2016 #kalidesautelsreads
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Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
I am lucky enough to have a family that loves me and pushes me to be my best, even if it is outside of my cushiony comfort zone. I have a village of friends that nourish me, mentally, and spiritually.
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