Transcendental And Overlapping Travel Notes

Transcendental and overlapping travel notes

With Good Morning Diego Garcia: A Journey of Discovery (Voyages – Book 2)talented author Susan Joyce narrates her additional memoirs in which she began The Lullaby Illusion: The Voyage of Vigilance (Journeys – Volume One). The result is a fascinating book, which combines the genres of memoir and travel book, connecting the author’s further adventures, when she and her husband, Charles, are invited by friends to travel in a yacht they’ve been chartering on their maiden voyage, and they travel to many exotic locations. As in the first book, the author undergoes an inner journey of self-discovery as well as experiencing the journey of a lifetime to places many people only dream of.

Good morning Diego Garcia It begins with the narrator and Charles back in Ojai, California, after a troubled time in Cyprus, where he lived through the 1974 coup and war there. The couple settle into a house they have rented, where Charles is waiting for his old job to call him back and let him know that work is available for him. They don’t seem to worry about money much, as Charles has money stashed in at least two bank accounts to get them going.

A momentous letter arrives in the mail, changing the lives of the narrator and her husband forever. The message is from friends of theirs, Mia and Dylan, who are currently in Taiwan. Their friends are also friends of a Swedish millionaire who owns several yachts and just bought a new one. The Swedish millionaire always breaks into yachts on their first voyages before he gets on board, and Mia and Dylan invite the narrator and Charles on the voyage, “to assist the yacht crew from Trincomalee, Sri Lanka to the Seychelles. All the way across the Indian Ocean, and from the north through the Suez Canal.”

They made plans to meet up with Dylan and Mia in the port city of Trincomalee on Sri Lanka’s east coast. The name of the yacht they traveled on was ZoZo.

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

The narrator notes in several places on Good Morning Diego Garcia that she has been keeping a journal of her travels. They must have been accurate because the descriptions of the people they meet and the sights they see are wonderfully described, making the narrator’s adventures very real to readers of her books.

Although the narrator and her husband have never ridden a yacht before, they are initially delighted at the prospect of traveling on a yacht to various destinations around the Indian Ocean. However, they find out that the trip will take place during the monsoon season, and their trip will not be quite as enjoyable as they expected.

Along with their travels, the narrator recounts her fascination with the books of Edgar Cayce, and the importance of dreams to him and her. They also raise philosophical questions, sometimes, for example, asking why in India cows are considered sacred, but not humans.

That’s all before they meet Dylan and Mia, and embark on 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 eventually returning to India and then They head to Brussels, Belgem, in 1976.

Good Morning Diego Garcia: A Journey of Discovery (Voyages – Book 2), is a very well written account about the narrator’s travels to exotic locales, as well as a story about her emotional and spiritual growth as a person. A must-read for anyone who loves to read engaging and intriguing travel memoirs, and especially for fans of the author’s first book in the series, The Lullaby Illusion: A Voyage of Vigilance (Journeys – Volume One).