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It's Only the Himalayas : And Other Tales of Miscalculation from an Overconfident Backpacker (Paperback)

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Wherever you go, whatever you do, just . . . don’t do anything stupid.” My MotherDuring her yearlong adventure backpacking from South Africa to Singapore, S. Bedford definitely did a few things her mothermight 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, orwhat, they want to become.Mom, You Can't Read This 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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