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Dervla Murphy is one of the best travel writers in the world
on 23 January 2015
Dervla Murphy is one of the best travel writers in the world. She is entirely fearless in the face of physical adversity and makes a point of living among the people who's country she is travelling through. In this book she is taking a weather enforced break after travelling overland to India from Ireland on a bike. While she waits for the weather to cool enough to continue, she volunteers to work with the Tibetans who have fled to India after the Chinese takeover of their homeland. The portrait that she paints of these charming people living in extreme stress and poverty is very moving, without ever becoming overly sentimental.