Transcendent and exciting travel memories

With Good morning Diego García: A journey of discovery (Travel – Book 2), talented author Susan Joyce recounts her later memoirs, which began in The Lullaby Illusion: A Journey of Awakening (Journeys – Volume 1). The result is a fascinating book, combining the genres of memoirs and travel books, recounting the later adventures of the author, when she and her husband, Charles, are invited by friends to travel on a yacht in which they are breaking into their maiden voyage, and they travel to many exotic locations. As in the first book, the author goes through an internal journey of self-discovery, as well as experiencing the journey of a lifetime to places that many people only dream of seeing.

Good morning Diego García It begins with the narrator and Charles in Ojai, California, having spent a tumultuous time in Cyprus, experiencing the 1974 coup and war there. The couple are settling into a house they have rented, with Charles waiting at his old job to call him and let him know there is work available for him. They don’t seem too concerned about financial matters, as Charles has money stashed in at least a couple of bank accounts for them to manage.

A momentous letter arrives in the mail that changes the life of the narrator and her husband forever. The letter is from friends of hers, Mia and Dylan, who are currently in Taiwan. His friends are also friends with a Swedish millionaire, who owns several yachts and has bought a new one. The Swedish millionaire has always broken up yachts on his maiden voyages before riding them, and Mia and Dylan invite the narrator and Charles on the voyage, to “assist the yacht’s crew from Trincormalee, Sri Lanka to the Seychelles. way across the Indian Ocean and north through the Suez Canal. “

They made plans to meet Dylan and Mia in the port city of Trincomalee on the east coast of Sri Lanka. The name of the yacht they were traveling on was ZoZo.

Just getting to the place where the narrator and Charles finally met Dylan and Mia was an adventure in itself. They travel to Bombay, where Charles scores some hashish, and they stay in beautiful 5-star hotels, while seeing the great disparity between rich and poor in Bombay and India, when they have a hotel located near the Taj Mahal. .

The narrator points out in various places on Good Morning Diego García that she kept a journal of her travels. She must have been thorough, as the descriptions of the people they meet and the sights they see are wonderfully described, making the narrator’s adventures very real to the readers of her books.

Although the narrator and her husband have never manned a yacht before, they are initially delighted at the prospect of traveling on a yacht to various destinations in the Indian Ocean. However, they discover that the journey will take place during the monsoon season and that their journey will not be as pleasant as they hoped.

Along with her travels, the narrator recounts her fascination with Edgar Cayce’s books and the importance of dreams for him and herself. He also asks philosophical questions, sometimes, for example, wondering why cows in India are considered sacred, but humans are not.

That’s it before they even meet up with Dylan and Mia, and begin a journey that will take them to destinations such as the Seychelles and Diego Garcia Island, a volcanic atoll in the Indian Ocean that is the largest of the 60 small islands that make up the Chagos Archipelago, before finally returning to India and then heading to Brussels, Belgium, in 1976.

Good morning Diego García: A journey of discovery (Travel – Book 2), is an extremely well-written account of the narrator’s travels to exotic places, as well as a story of her emotional and spiritual growth as a person. It is a must read for anyone who loves to read captivating and fascinating travel memoirs, and especially for fans of the author’s first book in the series. The Lullaby Illusion: A Journey of Awakening (Travels – Volume 1).

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