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The Waiting Land: A Spell in Nepal Dervla Murphy

The Waiting Land: A Spell in Nepal

Dervla Murphy

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ISBN : 9780879512514
Hardcover
224 pages
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In The Waiting Land seasoned travel writer Dervla Murphy affectionately portrays the people of Nepals different tribes, the customes of an ancient, complex civilization and the countrys natural grandeur and beauty. With her special brand of IrishMoreIn The Waiting Land seasoned travel writer Dervla Murphy affectionately portrays the people of Nepals different tribes, the customes of an ancient, complex civilization and the countrys natural grandeur and beauty. With her special brand of Irish understatement, she revels in the unpredictability of her journey and in the surprises which make her travels in that unique country such a stirring experience. Having settled in a hamlet in the Pokhara Valley to work at a Tibetan refugee camp, she makes her home in a tiny, vermin-infested room over a stall in the bazaar. In diary form, she describes her various journeys by air, by bicycle, and on foot into the remote Lantang region on the border of Tibet. Murphys charm and sensitivity as a writer and traveler reveal not only the vitality of an ancient culture facing the challenge of Westernization, but the wonder and excitement of her marvelous adventures.