Tro-tros and Potholes, West Africa: Solo
Tro-tros and Potholes is truly a reading adventure, with the Internet playing a key role. At what other time in history could an explorer stay in almost instant touch with people all around the world? During almost four months of traveling, Laura Enridge thrilled friends and family back home with her vivid stories, often written in “stinky internet cafés with sticky keyboards.” Here, her unedited emails are mingled with more detailed memoirs. Together they form a wonderful collection of human stories, written straight from the heart.
A keen observer, Enridge takes an interest in almost everyone she meets. Her colourful glimpses into daily life in West African cities and villages are captured on every page of this delightful book.
“Her words capture the personal insight into the soul of a culture that comes only through being there. Her travel messages are imagination candy.”
-Bill Clendenning, International Tour Guide
-Published in print in the U.S. in March, 2004; published as e-book in December, 2011
-176 pages, with 16 pages of color photos
Authors Tess Hardwick and Tracey Hansen, inspired by the myriad voices in the world, compile a melting pot of life paths from over a dozen unique individuals, each exploring the four timeless questions we’ve all pondered:
· What do you miss about being 5 years old?
· What would you tell your 20-year-old self?
· What, at this point in your life, do you want, wish and dream of for your life going forward?
· What would you want said about you on your 80th birthday?
These experiences make us who we are, defining our personalities, perspectives and dreams as we move through the seasons of life – from memories at age 5 to the person we hope to be described as on our 80th birthday.
Contributing Writers: Gordon Bonnet, Galit Breen, F. Jo Bruce, Derek Flynn, Jesse James Freeman, Laura Kilmartin, Marni Mann, Karla J. Nellenbach, Terry Persun, Laura Tiberio and Laura Zera