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A special journey through Asia and more,
This review is from: Fortune-Teller Told ME, A: Earthbound Travels in the Far East (Paperback)
Tiziano Terzani is a wonderful story-teller, and his love for Asian culture and traditions is infectuous. The starting point for this book is a challenge: after a fortune-teller predicted him he would have died in a flying accident, Terzani spend a whole year traveling Asia (he was a foreign correspondant for the German magazine Der Spiegel) by train, bus, feet... or by sea.
During the year, he met several fortune-tellers, in any country he visited. All these interviews are reported in his book, together with Terzani's considerations about the future of Asian traditions confronted with the rising danger of globalisation.
This book was my first encounter with Terzani's writing, and I've soon become one of his biggest fans.